Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Governor Martinez told reporters that she will attend the Republican National Convention, but still avoided answering definitively on Trump. Many Republican leaders have announced that they will not be attending the National Republican convention in protest to Donald Trump’s presumptive nomination; instead Governor Martinez confirmed she will attend.
The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) again called on Governor Martinez to be transparent on whether she supports Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric and reckless policy ideas, especially in light of the New Mexico GOP endorsement of Trump. Republican candidates up and down the ballot in the state will be following his lead.
“Governor Martinez is obviously not shying away from the Republican National Convention, but continues to refuse to answer whether she stands with Trump and his harmful attitudes toward our Hispanic community, offensive comments about women, and irresponsible policy ideas,” said Debra Haaland Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “New Mexicans deserve to know where their governor stands, especially because Trump now has a clear path to the Republican nomination. Will Governor Martinez stand with New Mexico’s values of embracing diversity, protecting women’s rights, and creating an economy that works for everyone, or will she go along with Republicans and support a divisive candidate who only wants to promote the business class and their profit margins?”
Shortly after Donald Trump was named the winner of the Indiana Republican Primary, Ted Cruz left the race and the New Mexico GOP announced they will be backing Trump. One day later, John Kasich left the race, leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee.
New Mexico Democrats continue to hold Republican candidates in the state accountable by ensuring New Mexicans know if candidates on the Republican side stand with their presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.