Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Governor Martinez side-stepped the delegate announcement on the floor of the Republican National Convention. Instead of casting New Mexico’s 24 delegate votes to Donald Trump, she moved aside while another Republican delegate from New Mexico made the announcement.
“Governor Martinez is playing games. It’s disingenuous and disrespectful to New Mexico that she won’t denounce Donald Trump and instead continues to stay on the sidelines, while Trump pushes dangerous policy ideas that risk the safety and economic future of our country,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
This week Governor Martinez came out in strong support of Donald Trump’s pick for Vice President, Mike Pence, but remained silent when it came to questions on support for Trump. 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”.
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.