DPNM Rails on Governor Martinez’s Record in Light of Trump’s Advances to Secure Her Endorsement

Albuquerque, N.M. – In light of Trump’s attacks on Governor Martinez and his recent advances to secure her endorsement, the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) railed on Governor Martinez’s record and called for her to be honest with New Mexicans.

Despite Trump providing an answer on New Mexico’s labs and military installations, Governor Martinez still refuses to come clean and tell New Mexicans if she stands with Trump and his racist rhetoric and reckless policy ideas.

“Just because Trump attacked Governor Martinez, doesn’t mean she’s excused from the terrible job she’s doing. Let’s be clear, Governor Martinez is a Republican Party operative and has been travelling the country promoting Republican candidates and raising her national profile while New Mexico continues to suffer. She abuses her power to the detriment of New Mexico’s most vulnerable residents, puts corporations ahead of the needs of New Mexico families, and promotes policies that target immigrants–similar to Donald Trump. The Governor has dodged questions on Trump, and now that she’s being pursued to endorse him, we can expect that she will continue to hide from tough questions and refuse to be honest with New Mexicans about who she thinks should be the next leader of our country,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Earlier this week Governor Martinez affirmed that she will not be supporting former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, which leaves the door open for a Trump endorsement in the future, but she continues avoid giving a straight answer.

Yesterday, another Republican Party operative Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House, announced his support for Donald Trump, though he had initially withheld his support.

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