The first Mexican-born congresswoman Mayra Flores shared a little bit of her exciting experience on Twitter on Tuesday as she prepares to be sworn in as the official Rep for Texas’ 34th Congressional district.
“My very first day in office and it’s a memorable one for sure. This is what dreams are made of; faith, family, and hardwork,” Flores tweeted.
Flores’ election has her filling out the rest of the term of former Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, who retired this spring to join a lobbying firm. That term ends this coming January, leaving her to have to face Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, in a much more blue-heavy district in December.
That leaves Flores with little time to make a name for the first Mexican-born woman in Congress – after flipping the district red for the first time in more than 100 years.
Her official swearing-in ceremony is 6:30 p.m. ET, and she is lamenting she cannot bring more family for the momentous occasion.
“When you’re a Latina and there’s a limit to the amount of family that you can bring for your swearing in 😅 #TheStruggleIsReal,” Flores tweeted Monday.
Flores had previously told Newsmax that she’s a “Democrats worst nightmare.”
“I’m their worst nightmare. They claim to be for immigrants. I’m an immigrant. They claim to be for women. I’m a woman. They claim to be for the people of color. I’m someone of color. Yet, I don’t feel the love.’ I am Democrats worst nightmare!!”