DPNM Criticizes Governor Martinez for Sidestepping Questions on Donald Trump, Points To Similarities

Donald Trump & Governor Martinez hold similar positions

Albuquerque, N.M. – The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) criticized Governor Martinez today, after she continued to sidestep questions on Donald Trump.

Governor Martinez will not attend the Trump rally in Albuquerque today, mentioning she was too busy. Governor Martinez was not too busy, however to attend events stumping for Marco Rubio in Florida, supporting Republicans in Nebraska and Missouri, or to attend a GOP Gala in New York City in the last few months.

“Governor Martinez is trying to have it both ways—she won’t admit to supporting her party’s presumptive nominee, but in reality she has no other choice. Governor Martinez’s party has spoken, and now she has to deal with the upswell of radical Republicans that she has courted throughout her governorship,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “In all honesty, Governor Martinez and Donald Trump have a lot in common—they both are known for using scare tactics against people that work under them, they both support policies that hurt our immigrant communities, they both support tax cuts for the wealthy few while New Mexico families continue to suffer in this economy, and neither of them bring real solutions to the table. New Mexico deserves to know if Governor Martinez stands with Trump.”

Governor Martinez confirmed that she will be attending the National Republican Convention, even though a number of Republicans have backed out of the convention in protest to Trump’s presumptive nomination.

The New Mexico GOP endorsed Trump, shortly after Ted Cruz left the race. At the New Mexico GOP convention last weekend Governor Martinez was elected to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

The Democratic Governors Association documented a series of interviews in which Governor Martinez sidesteps answering questions on her support for Donald Trump, with a video entitled “Silent Susana”.