May 28, 2023
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Congress’ newest member, GOP Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas, has responded to a video that appears to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi elbowing one of her daughters during Flores’ swearing-in ceremony.

“I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her,” Flores said in a tweet containing a video of the alleged incident that took place during the June 21 ceremony.

“She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen,” Flores said of her daughter. “No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!” she added in the tweet.

Flores was responding to actor James Woods’ original tweet that contained the video clip. Woods said: “I love this princess stood her ground, while Nancy showed her true colors.”

Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill commented on the incident, saying, “It’s sad to see “news outlets” that know better misrepresent the Speaker’s effort to ensure Rep. Flores’ daughters wouldn’t be hidden behind her in all of the photos of such an important moment for their family.”

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