Texas Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores skewered the New York Times on Wednesday after they labeled her a ‘far-right Latina’ in one of their negatively charged articles, aimed at personally insulting her due to the nature of her politics.
The Times took issue with her appeals to traditional values and accused her of trying to “transform South Texas” by “shunning moderates” and “embracing the extreme.”
In a statement to Fox News, Flores said the following:
“I am proud of my culture and my beautiful family. I was born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and raised with strong Conservative values to always put God and Family first. I have received only hate from the liberal media and constantly [been] told by the left to go back to Mexico. They don’t support us immigrants, they only use us for political power and don’t care about our well-being. I am here now and I won’t allow them to continue taking advantage of my people. The NYT knows nothing about me or our culture. Somos gente de Dios, Familia y Travajo [We are people of God, Family and Work], Si Señor!”
As DC Enquirer reported last month, Flores, an ‘America First’ Patriot, flipped a historically blue House district, Texas Congressional District 34, back over to Republican control. Her win was a major victory for the MAGA movement, and she even praised Trump in her victory speech.
“All the things that are being placed right now are hurting us. We cannot accept the increase of gas, of food, of medication. We cannot accept that. And we have to state the facts. Under President Trump, we did not have this mess”
Her commitment to the American dream has earned her many public admirers, including Elon Musk:
I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican.
Massive red wave in 2022.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
Her victory also demonstrates the general rise of the GOP within the Hispanic community. Democrats know Hispanics are politically diverse, hence their fear of Flores’ valued-based campaign and how effective it was.
The Texas Republican also exposed how the Southern Border crisis can be highlighted to win over voters. Polling data shows her appeals related to the immigration crisis were particularly effective. Her win should serve as a sign of a red wave that will send shockwaves well beyond the state of Texas.
Democrats are upset by her victory because not only does it derail the entire party’s platform — that every minority group is irreparably oppressed — it gives them one less seat to count on within their razor-thin Congressional majorities.
Meanwhile, Flores loves America and the values upon which we were founded. She preaches accountability and the strength of human freedom. She doesn’t buy into the Democrat victimhood myth. And at least in Texas District 34, it seems as though the Hispanic community is less than impressed with the left’s false promises.