For the second time in as many weeks, Rep. Yvette Herrell has tried to cover her tracks by deleting irresponsible social media posts. Yesterday, after COVID-19 safety concerns were raised about a photo Herrell posted with students from the FFA Association in which no one was wearing masks or observing social distancing, it was deleted from her Facebook page. This comes on the heels of Herrell scrubbing her campaign Facebook page of most of its mentions of Cowboys for Trump Leader, Couy Griffin, who remains in jail awaiting trial for his role in the violent January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“This is the continuation of a dangerous pattern. Yvette Herrell breaks the rules and then tries to cover her tracks when she thinks no one is looking. Southern New Mexicans deserve someone they can trust in office, not Yvette Herrell,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico spokesperson Miranda van Dijk.
This non-COVID-19 safe public appearance comes after she attended a public gathering last week in Lincoln County that did not follow COVID-19 public health guidance.