investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol that killed five people. This is not the first time Herrell has sided with those who tried to overthrow a free and fair election by attacking our democracy. Just hours after the riot, she used her first floor speech to argue for decertifying legitimate election results, and she has refused to distance herself from extremists like Couy Griffin, who participated in the attack. Legislation creating the commission passed out of the House yesterday by a 252 to 175 vote, that saw 35 Republicans vote in favor of it.
“Representative Herrell has shown again and again that her loyalties lie with President Trump and far-right insurrectionists, not with New Mexicans,” said DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez. “When our democracy is under attack, she cannot be trusted to stand up for what’s right or do what’s necessary to protect free and fair elections. It is more important than ever that we ensure that Herrell is a one-term representative.”
A number of United State Capitol Police officers, who were on the frontlines of the attack that day, came out in support of the creation of commission and criticized those that opposed it saying in a letter, “[o]n Jan 6th, where some officers served their last day in US Capitol Police uniform, and not by choice, we would hope that Members whom we took an oath to protect, would at the very minimum support an investigation to get to the bottom of EVERYONE responsible and hold them 100 percent accountable no matter the title of position they hold or held.”