In June, the news about Rep. Mayra Flores caught the eye of all political circles. In a Texas congressional district where the incumbent Democrat was blue for more than 100 years, the Latina Republican defeated her challenger. In doing so, she didn’t just skate by either. She took D+14 district in 2020 and won it seven times.
Flores, a Republican, must be destroyed. The media will not waste any time with their attacks on Flores. The New York Times released a hit piece on Wednesday, painting the freshman congresswoman as a “MAGA Latina” who (gasp!) doesn’t take the January 6th committee seriously.
Because her own oath to office occurred at the same time as the hearings on Jan 6, Ms. Flores dismissed most of the proceedings.
“Honestly, my district doesn’t care about that,” she said. “My district is struggling to pay their bills.”
Congress sends the MAGA Latina. https://t.co/gORkxzrrTs
— Jennifer Medina (@jennymedina) July 6, 2022
We are going to dive into some of the details of the piece in a moment, but first, I’d like to just comment on the idea that Flores is “far-right.” Does that phrase have any meaning anymore? Or is it just thrown around like an epithet against any Republican the press doesn’t like, i.e. Anyone to the left of Larry Hogan is offended? If you actually look at Flores’ policy positions, she’s your typical GOP politician, including being pro-legal immigration. To the extent that she’s “far-right,” she’s simply where most of the party is, which would mean she’s just…on the right.
Here’s how the author of the Times pieces tries to rationalize her assertion, though.
But what is most striking is that Ms. Flores won by shunning moderates, embracing the far right and wearing her support for Donald J. Trump on her sleeve — more Marjorie Taylor Greene than Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Her campaign slogan — “God, family, country” — was meant to appeal to what she calls the “traditional values” of her majority-Hispanic district in the border city of Brownsville. She called for President Biden’s impeachment. Twitter user @QAnon tweeted her support. And she called the Democratic Party the “greatest threat America faces.”
Except Flores, Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t Marjorie Taylor Greene and Kay Bailey Hutchinson is an analog to mainstream Republicanism. It’s now “far-right” to stand for God, family, and country? I’d also suggest that President Biden deserves to be impeached, so I’m not seeing the radicalism there. Did this author describe Democrats who called for Trump to be impeached as “far-left?” Heck, the left constantly claims the GOP is a “threat to democracy,” but it’s bad for Flores to make the same claim about the Democrat Party?
It is yet another instance of how the liberal press cannot cope with the fact some minorities dare to leave the confines the left has set for them. Flores is Hispanic, and that means she’s supposed to be rabidly pro-illegal immigration and care about January 6th. She doesn’t, though, because that’s not what her constituents care about. She said that they really care about the way they pay their bills.
Because her oath of office was taken at the same time as the House investigation into the attack on Jan. 6, Ms. Flores dismissed most of the proceedings.
“Honestly, my district doesn’t care about that,” she said of the hearings. “My district is struggling to pay their bills. That’s what we’re supposed to be focusing on.”
As the Times piece laments, Flores is also not anti-Trump, and that’s an unforgivable sin to any beltway journalist. But to make matters worse, she believes in Jesus, and we just can’t have that in Washington.
Ms. Flores is an evangelical Christian and viewed the walls as she entered her congressional office. Ms. Flores planned to place a large photograph of SpaceX’s launch site in her District as well as photos of Jesus.
She had campaigned with the support of evangelical churches; her pastor carried out a “Make America Godly Again” outreach effort and traveled to Washington for her swearing-in. “I do believe that pastors should be getting involved in politics and in guiding their congressmen,” Ms. Flores said. “Our pastors know our people better than we do.”
It’s hilarious to read an excerpt like that, recognizing just how out of touch the Times is with normal Americans. Flores is Hispanic and many Hispanics have a strong religious faith. That’s a good thing, but to hear this Times reporter tell it, the Texas congresswoman is some kind of alien. Her pictures include Jesus Christ! My! Even more, she believes pastors should actively participate in their local communities. You are crazy! Better call her a “far-right” Latina!
Those on the left don’t know what’s about to hit them in November. Hispanic voters have been ignored by the left, thinking they can just be accepted by supporting open borders. These days are over, and Flores will be in charge of the next political shift. The coming red wave isn’t just a result of Biden being a terrible president. It’s a rejection of decades of progressivism at large, and no amount of hit pieces will save Democrats from the backlash that’s already happening. They can cope with this and continue to seethe. It’s a thing of beauty to witness.