Cockburn may indulge in more liquor than he should, but even he would never shove a child. So imagine how shocked he was to see Nancy Pelosi elbow aside a kid during a photo-op.
Mayra Flores was recently elected to finish out a term in Texas’s 34th Congressional District, which has historically been a safely held Democratic constituency. Flores ran on a pro-life ticket and won the largely Hispanic district in South Texas.
During her swearing in, Flores’s children stood next to Nancy Pelosi. At one point, Pelosi pushed Flores’s daughter with her elbow, which triggered a media outcry.
Flores tweeted: “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. No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!”
This is especially fitting after Flores’s campaign, which highlighted her respect for children in the womb amid the commotion surrounding the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.
Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff for Pelosi, tweeted in defense: “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.”
Regardless of intent, Cockburn thinks Pelosi should act with more tact, especially towards children. This does her no favors especially after receiving unwanted attention for her husband’s recent DUI. Even the press can only make so many excuses for her.