House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson has insisted that the media misrepresented a video of her allegedly elbowing the younger daughter of Republican consultant Mayra Flores throughout a photo-op of her swearing-in ceremony final week.
The spokesperson stated that she was merely attempting to ensure the little lady “wouldn’t be hidden.”
In a video that was shared extensively, the highest Democrat may very well be seen elbowing Ms Flores’ younger daughter as Ms Pelosi motions along with her hand for different individuals to hitch the picture.
Ms Flores, 36, was elected to symbolize Texas’ thirty fifth Congressional District — changing into the primary Mexican-born girl to be sworn into Congress.
“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,” Ms Pelosi’s deputy chief of employees Drew Hammill tweeted.
The spokesperson then shared extra footage that confirmed the Democrat “graciously greeting Rep Flores’ children and telling them about the room they are in.”
Rep Flores had retweeted the video of Pelosi on Sunday and stated: “I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her. She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen.”
She continued: “No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!”
The video attracted loads of criticism. TV present host Benny Johnson wrote on Twitter: “Nancy Pelosi ELBOWS the little daughter of new GOP Congresswoman Mayra Flores — what a witch.”
A consumer commented on Rep Flores’ tweet: “Congresswoman Flores, your family, especially your precious kids deserved to be in the picture without being shoved around. You earned this for your family! I am sorry this happened to her – she handled it well! The apple doesn’t fall far away from the tree.”