Congresswoman Mayra Flores, the first Republican to represent her Texas district in more than 100 years, was sworn in to office today by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif).
Flores was greeted by shouting and thunderous applause from Congress during the Capital ceremony broadcasted on C-Span.
“In this country, if you work hard, you can accomplish anything,” Flores said. “I have risen from working in the cotton fields to representing the community I love—in the United States Congress.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 9, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
In a live YouTube feed, Flores was standing with her hand on a Bible held by her husband, flanked by her four children and Pelosi. Both women were smiling and briefly shook hands….


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