A newly elected Republican congresswoman has accused Nancy Pelosi of ‘pushing’ her young daughter to the side during a photo op.

Rep. Mayra Flores from Texas was getting sworn-in by the House Speaker last week when she posed for a photograph at the White House.

The congresswoman’s two daughters were standing beside Pelosi who appeared to ‘elbow’ one of them during the ceremony. 

Flores, 36, who is married to a Border Patrol agent, said on Twitter: ‘No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!

‘I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her. 

‘She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen.’

Video on social media shows Pelosi gesturing and beckoning over the family pastor.

She then looks down at the young girl and appears to move her elbow towards her as the daughter moves away.

Flores did not appear to notice it at the time but she since commented after the footage was widely shared. 

Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hamill denied Flores’ allegation, and said Pelosi was actually trying to ensure the youngster remained in the frame.

He also accused ‘news outlets’ of twisting the story, despite Flores herself making the claim on Twitter.  

He said: ‘It’s sad to see “news outlets” that know better misrepresent the Speaker’s effort to ensure Rep. Flores’ daughters wouldn’t be hidden behind her in all of the photos of such an important moment for their family.’  

Actor turned Republican commentator James Woods said: ‘I love this princess stood her ground, while Nancy showed her true colors.’

Flores became the first Mexican-born congress member after winning a special election this month to replace Texas Democrat, Rep. Filemon Vela, who retired before the end of his term.

During the ceremony, Pelosi said: ‘It’s a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the Congress of the United States with great congratulations.

‘And again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who is here today.

‘Thank you Congresswoman Flores for your courage to run for office and best wishes for your success. It’s an honor to work with you.’ 

Flores faces another election in November against Democrat nominee Vicente Gonzalez.  

MailOnline has contacted Pelosi for comment on the video. 

Original Article: ‘No child should be pushed aside for a photo op:’ Newly elected Republican congresswoman pans Nancy Pelosi claiming she ‘elbowed’ her daughter during her swearing in ceremony line-up

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