Mayra Flores, the conservative Republican Latina woman who won the special election for the 34th congressional district in Texas made history on Tuesday.
She is the first Mexican-born American to be sworn in as a member of Congress.
Democrats claim to love historic firsts, but for some strange reason, they’ve been awfully quiet about this one.
Mayra Flores Makes History As Newest Member of Congress
Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX), the first ever Mexican-born American woman elected to Congress, swore into office on Tuesday. She won the seat in a special election last week after the previous Democratic representative for the district, Rep. Filemon Vela, resigned in March.
The 34th congressional district in Texas has a majority Hispanic population and borders Mexico in some places. It’s been held by Democrats for years and Biden won it by a few points in the 2020 presidential election, but Flores flipped it red for the first time since 2010. She’s only the second person in 100 years to flip the district from Democrat to Republican.
She will serve the district for the remainder of Vela’s term and will be on the ballot again for the regular congressional election in November. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D) will also be on the ballot in November, but as Townhall reported, Gonzalez fears the DCCC will fumble and let Flores’ “red wave” spread across the country.
Flores is at the forefront of what she is calling Lexit — a shift in the Latino vote from Democrat to Republican…
Mayra Flores is the Democrats’ worst nightmare. She represents a new movement of conservative Latinos who are finding welcome and success in the Republican party.
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— Mayra Flores For Congress 🇺🇸🦅 (@MayraFlores2022) June 20, 2022
November is coming.