On Sunday, Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell was sworn in as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s Second District after she beat one-term Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small by around 20,000 votes. Torres Small allegedly was aided by voting irregularities in her win over Herrell in 2018.
Herrell wore a white chequered dress while she showed her constituents her new House office before being sworn-in to the 117th Congress. She wrote, “Excited and blessed to join the 117th Congress later today.”
Herrell, who has committed to voting against the alleged illegitimate election of former Vice President Joe Biden as president, cast one of her first votes in the House against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s re-election to the post, casting her vote for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy instead.