"Maybe I'm not the right type of taco": Mayra Flores, the first Mexican-born congresswoman, was rejected by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
· Oct 28, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Mayra Flores, a Mexico-born Republican congresswoman, was denied the right to join her fellow Latino congressmen in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, because Democrats think real Hispanics aren't conservative.

From Just the News:

Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores says the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has rejected membership application because she is not a Democrat.

"My thoughts after the rejection by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, maybe I'm not the right type of taco," Flores tweeted Thursday.

What a jab!

Flores, who won her special election in June, requested to join the caucus in early October, the media outlet Townhall reported Wednesday.

First off, it's pretty ridiculous that a caucus centered around ethnicity only allows people of that ethnicity if they vote with Democrats.

The caucus' website does not state that only Democrats are allowed to join. However, caucus spokesperson Sebastian Roa told The Texas Tribune that caucus bylaws prohibit Republicans from joining.

"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 said.

The group started as a bipartisan caucus in 1976 but split in 2003 due to differences on U.S. policy toward Cuba.

So, if you're a Republican and support a "MAGA" worldview you aren't really Hispanic?

This should come as a surprise to the majority-Hispanic district that elected Flores to Congress. I guess none of them are "real" Hispanics, eh?

"As the first Mexican-born Congresswoman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, I thought joining the Congressional Hispanic Caucus would be a constructive way to build bridges and work in a bipartisan manner on behalf of our constituents, Flores said. "I was wrong. This denial once again proves a bias towards conservative Latinas that don't fit their narrative or ideology."

Flores made news earlier this year by flipping a blue district red for the first time in years. The Mexican-American congresswoman has been a thorn in the Democrats' side ever since.

Here's to many more based Latino representatives helping to usher in the red wave!

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