The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) denied Republican Texas Rep. Mayra Flores’ request to join their group because she is a Republican.
Flores requested to join CHC in early October but was quickly rejected, Townhall first reported. Flores, who took office in June after winning a special election in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, is the first Mexican-born woman to serve in Congress.
According to a statement from the CHC, Flores will not be allowed to join the group due to bylaws that state the CHC is for only Democratic members of Congress. The CHC also said Flores has “Extreme MAGA values.”
“Per our bylaws, the CHC is now for Democratic Members. Rep. Flores’ Extreme MAGA values and their attacks on Latinos and our nation’s democracy on January 6 do not align with CHC values,” the CHC said in a statement. (RELATED: ‘They Just Use Immigrants For Political Power’: Texas Rep Mayra Flores Has Warning For Democrats)
In the early 2000s, Republicans created the Congressional Hispanic Conference for Latino GOP lawmakers. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Caught On Video Elbow Checking Young Daughter Of Newly-Elected GOP Congresswoman)