The first congresswoman of Mexican descent, Rep. Mayra Flores was denied membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Know why? Because she’s a Republican and not a Democrat, that’s why.

Early in October, according to reports, Flores submitted an application to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. This was months after she had made history by becoming the first congresswoman to be born in Mexico.

She serves a strongly Hispanic district near the Mexican border, but it seems it does not qualify her for membership in the group of other Hispanic lawmakers.

“As the first Mexican-born American Congresswoman, I thought the Hispanic Caucus would be open in working together,” Flores said Wednesday. “This denial once again proves a bias towards conservative Latinas that don’t fit their narrative or ideology.”

Sebastian Roa, a caucus spokeswoman, verified that Flores’ application was rejected due to her political beliefs.

“Rep. Flores’ extreme MAGA values and their attacks on Latinos and our nation’s democracy on January 6 do not align with CHC values,” Roa told the Texas Tribune.

Republicans are not allowed to join the caucus, and it is explicitly stated in their bylaws that only Democrats are allowed to participate. Since this caucus’ membership has been divided throughout the years, Republicans established their own Congressional Hispanic Conference in 2003.

According to a representative for Flores who talked with the Texas Tribune, Flores is open to joining the Congressional Hispanic Conference. She wants to join this caucus in order to collaborate with other Hispanic Lawmakers on both sides of the political line.

Republicans have a history of being excluded from Democratic caucuses. Rep. Byron Donalds, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was prevented from joining the group last year.

“The sad reality is although the Congressman and those in the CBC share the same race, the (R) behind his name disqualifies him from membership today,” a spokesman for Donalds said at the time.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • What a shame, it only goes to show that the Mexican Caucus wants all the hand outs the Communist Democrats give them and that’s more important to them than fixing the problem those Communist Democrats and Rinos have done to our country.
    Mrs. Flores don’t need them anyway.

  • TRUMP NEEDS TO BE PRESIDENT AGAIN TO FIX THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE AMERICANS HAPPY ! THE DEMORATS HAVE RUINED THIS COUNTRY AND TRUMP NEEDS TO THROW THE BUMS OUT! GET THE BAD GUYS ON THE FBI AND DOJ JAILED FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE . CLEAN HOUSE MAKE US STRONG AGAIN !

  • Interesting that even the race based caucuses are divided along party lines. I would hope they would be together, to determine the concerns of their race/identity/etc and determine how to best meet those needs. Instead they are divided along party lines and thus decrease their effectiveness. Instead of, say 35 Hispanics working as a block you have one party of say 20 opposing a part of 15 effectively cancelling each other out.

    When party lines determine your loyalty, rather than representing your people, inefficiency results!

  • Why would this Mayra Flores wish to join the “democrat” group? I suggest that it would be the same as a Jew who wished to join the Nazi Party . The democrats do not WANT a DEMOCRACY or a Constitutional Republic , they WANT socialism to PAY their way , free homes, schooling , clothes , food , liquor , wine , beer , no work , no more cares. Oh, if only I had a million dollars for every socialist government that was successful , why I would have $00.00 in my banking account .

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