Mayra Flores, The First Mexican-Born Congresswoman, Responds After Rejection From Hispanic Caucus

Mayra Flores, The First Mexican-Born Congresswoman, Responds After Rejection From Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) on Wednesday blasted Democrats‘ “bias toward conservative Latinas” after it was reported that Flores, the first Mexican-born woman ever elected to Congress, was denied acceptance to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) because she’s a Republican.

The CHC confirmed to the Texas Tribune that Flores was denied entry because she’s a Republican, after Townhall first reported the reason for the rejection based on sourcing.

“As the first Mexican-born American Congresswoman, I thought the Hispanic Caucus would be open in working together,” the Republican reacted to the Townhall report via Twitter. “This denial once again proves a bias toward conservative Latinas that don’t fit their narrative or ideology.”

As the first Mexican-born American Congresswoman, I thought the Hispanic Caucus would be open in working together. This denial once again proves a bias towards conservative Latinas that don’t fit their narrative or ideology. https://t.co/oqYjrGDJaU pic.twitter.com/ugqkKMk5sb

— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) October 26, 2022

The caucus is exclusively made up of Democrats, and refuses to accept Republicans, including Flores, the Tribune confirmed Wednesday.

Bylaws from the Democrats’ CHC explicits ban Republicans, a caucus spokesperson told the outlet, while refusing to comment further on Flores’ request to join, which came earlier this month.

Rep. Vincente Gonzales (D-TX), the Democrat congressman who ran against Flores for her Texas House seat, paid a blogger who referred to his opponent as “Miss Frijoles,” “cotton-pickin’ liar,” and even more vile insults, according to report from NBC published over the summer.

Gonzales paid $1,200 to the McHale Report Blog on June 24 for “advertising services.” After the payment, the blog has repeatedly and viciously attacked Flores, calling her “Miss Frijoles” over 20 times, The Daily Wire reported.

“My far left opponent, Vincent Gonzalez, hired a local blogger to run hateful & racist ads against me,” Flores tweeted at the time. “But, I love frijoles & I grew up eating frijoles. I am not embarrassed of my upbringings & frijoles w/tortillas de harina is simply the best. Here’s to Miss Frijoles 2022.”

Jerry McHale, who runs the blog, has accused Flores of being a “Trump fanatic” and defended his attacks as just part of the political game. He also posted on May 13, prior to the check from the Gonzalez campaign, “Does Flores want Trump to come & take her p****?”

The blog also included other attacks against Flores, including vulgar descriptions of her vagina and labeling her “Miss Enchiladas” and similar terms. Included in other posts is conversation with a friend who discusses not wanting to spend the night with Flores because of concerns about “rotten p****.”

Leif Le Mahieu contributed to this report.

Related: Democrat-Paid Advertiser Attacks Mayra Flores As ‘Miss Frijoles,’ ‘Miss Enchiladas’

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