The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following reaction to Governor Martinez’s speech at a Republican Party gala in New York.
“The policy priorities New Mexico has been suffering through the past five years under Governor Martinez are exactly in line with the reckless and racist priorities of Trump and other Republican candidates,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “And instead of coming clean to New Mexicans about who she stands with in the Republican primary, she made an immature joke about how the nominee should be decided. Her record speaks for itself—on her watch, New Mexico ranks as one of the worst-run states in the country, is dead last in child well-being, and our economy continues to suffer.”
Governor Martinez spoke immediately before Donald Trump, and the speech delivery did not demand the attention of the room. The Governor stuck to Republican talking points without the naming support for any of the Republican presidential candidates.