ONCE AGAIN, CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IF REPUBLICANS CAN’T GET THEIR WAY—TEA PARTY EXTREMISTS READY TO WRECK THE ECONOMY AND DENY SERVICES TO NEW MEXICANS
New Mexico’s Democratic House members, who opposed the Republican bill, viewed the vote differently.
“House Republicans, led by an extremist faction of their party…voted to all but ensure a government shutdown,” said Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) “The purpose of a continuing resolution should be simple: to keep the government open. House Republicans, however, are attempting to use this continuing resolution to extract their ideological demands, holding the American economy hostage in the process.
“It’s time for House Republicans to stop playing political games that would harm New Mexicans, and instead work with Democrats to create jobs and reduce the deficit in a balanced way.”
Congressman Ben Ray Luján, (D-NM), sounded a similar note.
“House Republicans seem determined to shut down the government if they do not get their way,” Luján said. “Despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, upheld by the Supreme Court, and the repeal agenda was rejected by voters last November, House Republicans are willing to make the American people pay the price for their ideological demands.”