Nancy Pelosi Faces Online Backlash After Hitting Mayra Flores’ Daughter with Elbow

Maya Flores is accusing Nancy Pelosi of elbowing her daughter during a photo op session. Video footage of the incident circulating has resulted in Nancy facing online backlash.

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Accusations and Allegations to Nancy Pelosi

A newly elected Texas congresswoman, Maya Flores has put Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on blast for her actions. This incident took place during a photo op at Nancy’s swearing-in ceremony she presented for Maya last week. Conservative commentators are also condemning the Speaker for her actions.

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Uncertain Video Evidence of Nancy Pelosi

The video circulated on Twitter shows Pelosi, standing next to Flores’ daughter, as she waves over the family’s pastor. Pelosi then looks at the girl and extends her elbow at the same point that the child moves over. It is uncertain from the angle of the footage if the allegations are indeed true. However, Republican commentator, and actor James Woods, says that the video is convincing and conclusive evidence of the Democratic lawmaker displaying “her true colors.”

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Nancy Faces Online Backlash

In reaction to the tweeted video, conservative columnist and TV show host Benny Johnson has called Pelosi a “witch”. His tweet read, “Nancy Pelosi ELBOWS the little daughter of new GOP Congresswoman Mayra Flores — what a witch”. Maya, who became the first Mexican-born member of the US Congress also retweeted the video.

In her caption, she wrote, “I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her,” she said. “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!!”.

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Flores later revealed that on Monday she had discussed the incident with her daughter at length. And that during the ceremony, the young girl was so focused on the event that she honestly didn’t see what had just happened. She added that she was very proud of her daughter for not allowing the incident to ruin the special and for keeping her smile.

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Maya recalled the feeling disgust and disappointment after viewing the video.

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