NM GOP Chair Steve Pearce Is Still Silent On Commissioner Couy Griffin’s Violent Remarks

The Latest

NM GOP Chair Steve Pearce Is Still Silent On Commissioner Couy Griffin’s Violent Remarks

A full day after news broke of Otero County Commission Couy Griffin’s claims that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” New Mexico GOP Chair Steve Pearce has still failed to issue a statement condemning the remarks.  So far, the New Mexico GOP’s only response has been a vague tweet that doesn’t mention Commissioner Griffin or the specific incident. 

This is the latest in a string of violent or threatening remarks that Commissioner Griffin has made about political issues. 

“This tweet is a weak attempt from the GOP to brush Commissioner Griffin’s comments under the rug,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “Violent rhetoric like this requires a clear and forceful denunciation, not a blanket statement made in a tweet. Chairman Pearce and all New Mexico Republicans should immediately join us in condemning these comments and calling for Commissioner Griffin’s resignation.” 

###

Your contribution will be used in connection with federal elections. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the names, mailing addresses, occupation and name of employer of the individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for state and federal income tax purposes.

© 2018 Paid for by the Democratic Party of New Mexico and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.



Site made with by Scotch Digital DC

Our Fight Isn’t Finished

While the election is over, the work isn’t finished. Help us keep this momentum going by supporting the Democratic Party of New Mexico.