Congresswoman-Elect Mayra Flores (R-TX) interviewed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo about her historic upset in south Texas.
Bartiromo noted that Flores flipped an 84% Hispanic district in Texas that had been controlled by Democrats for over 100 years.
“What changed?” Bartiromo asked.
“South Texas has always been conservative. We’re all about faith, family, and hard work. That’s exactly who we are, but the Democrat Party took us for granted. They feel entitled to our vote, making the same promises over and over,” Flores explained.
Flores said she was “fed up” and that’s why she decided to run for Congress.
“President Biden won your district by 13 points in 2020. Your husband is a border agent. We talk about the wide open border all the time. Is this the main issue for the Hispanic voter? What can you tell us about the Hispanic voter and what you’re expecting in terms of votes come November?” Bartiromo asked.
“The main issue is inflation. The cost of living. Everyone is extremely pissed off [and] angry at the Biden Administration because of the increase of gasoline, groceries, and medications. That is hurting them tremendously,” Flores said.
“And of course, the border crisis is something we see here right behind our backyards. It’s not something we need to be told by the news. It’s something that we’re seeing every single day.”
Flores also discussed solutions for the border crisis that continues impacting south Texas and other parts of the country.
“What do you want to see in regards to legal immigration?” Bartiromo asked.
“I want to improve the process. I do believe it’s outdated, so we need a process where it’s safer and faster for the good people that want to come here to the United States and work hard for the American dream. I do believe we need to focus on legal immigration and not illegal immigration that is only funding criminal organizations, and, of course, also increasing human smuggling, human trafficking, and child trafficking,” Flores explained.
Flores was blunt with her criticism of the Biden Administration’s handling of the border.
“The vice president is useless, and I do agree that he should be impeached,” Flores said.
“He is only looking after himself, and the Biden Administration is not looking after the border patrol agents that are out there every single day risking their lives.”
Watch the full interview HERE:
Flores also recently discussed how Hispanics are walking away from the Democrat Party.
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