Pelosi's Chief of Staff Criticizes News Outlets Over Coverage of Video With Congresswoman's Daughter


A spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went after news outlets for their coverage of a video showing her with newly-elected congresswoman Mayra Flores’ (R-Texas) daughter.

The video from Flores’ swearing-in ceremony went viral.

It appeared to show Pelosi pushing her elbow into Flores’ daughter, moving her to the side.

Drew Hammill tweeted, “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.”

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Additionally, Hammill shared “more footage of the Speaker graciously greeting Rep. Flores’ children and telling them about the room they are in.”

Flores previously reacted to the video of herself, saying, “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.”

She added, “No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!”

Did news outlets "misrepresent" the video?

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During the ceremony, Pelosi said it is “a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the Congress of the United States with great congratulations.”

She continued, “And again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who is here today.”

Pelosi also thanked Flores for “your courage to run for office and best wishes for your success.”

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Flores was sworn in as the first Mexican-born congresswoman.

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