The Republican Party of New Mexico wasted no time siding with extremists following the announcement of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s reelection campaign last Thursday.
Republicans jumped at the chance to elevate the fringe individuals spreading dangerous misinformation and threatening members of the press. By failing to disavow this abhorrent behavior, Republican leaders Steve Pearce, Rep. Rebecca Dow, Jay Block and U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell made it clear they don’t stand with the people of New Mexico — they stand with conspiracy theorists and the far right. Just as these so-called “leaders” refused to denounce violent insurrectionists who attacked our democracy on January 6th, they’ve once again allied themselves with those promoting violent and dangerous rhetoric.
“The violent behavior and fringe views elevated by the Republican Party of New Mexico demonstrate they are alarmingly out of touch with New Mexicans,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Jessica Velasquez. “Republicans don’t have a plan to lead this state, so instead they cater to dangerous, extremist views in a weak effort to maintain relevance. New Mexicans will not be fooled by hateful attempts at division and discord.”