On Tuesday, former vice president Joe Biden announced his support for far-left Democrat state Rep. Melanie Stansbury in the June 1st special election to replace Deb Haaland in the First Congressional District, who left the job to work at the Department of the Interior.
Biden said in a statement, “As a scientist and state legislator that works on land, water and community issues, Melanie Stansbury has fought for New Mexico her entire career.” He added, “I am proud to endorse Melanie for Congress because I know she has the grit and determination to deliver real results for all New Mexicans.”
Stansbury has been a Washington, D.C. staffer for the last nearly twenty years, moving to New Mexico in 2017 to run for a state House seat and consulting on the side for many eyebrow-raising outfits.
According to state Sen. Mark Moores, the Republican nominee for the congressional race, “Stansbury’s original House Personal Financial Disclosure listed her as a “consultant” and receiving at least $5,000 for the TerraMar Project in Woburn MA (1). The TerraMar Project was founded by Jeffrey Epstein’s madame Ghislaine Maxwell who is currently on trial for sex trafficking teenagers.”
Stansbury has also come under fire for her anti-Navajo comments, including one comment which said displaced Dinè energy workers should just sell “your art or your wool” to make ends meet, a statement many have denounced as racist.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, Haaland and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have also endorsed Stansbury for the congressional race. She also has the full support of “Russian collusion” conspiracy theorist Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Politico reported on Wednesday that Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff will join Stansbury to campaign ahead of the Tuesday special election, which is projected to be too close for comfort for Democrats.