On Monday, embattled Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, in another desperate move, sent out an email to donors requesting campaign cash.
She wrote to her donors, “In spite of all the good we’ve done together, some in New Mexico are looking to stifle our voices and endanger our democracy.” She erroneously cited that she cut taxes for “working families” and touted her passage of recreational marijuana, which she also erroneously claimed will “bring new jobs” to the state.
“Let’s face it: Donald Trump has friends running for office in our state – and these are the same kind of far-right extremists that attacked our democratic institutions on Jan. 6,” she claimed.
“To keep our state safe from Trump loyalists, we need to spread our message of hope and elect Democrats up and down the ballot – so I need your help to make critical investments in these early days of my campaign.”
Ironically, in the first paragraph of her email, she wrote that she is “taking the high road” and that she wants “all New Mexicans have the opportunity to provide a better life for their children.” It appears that by writing “all” New Mexicans, she does not mean President Donald Trump supporters, or “loyalists” as she calls them.
Despite her claims in the article, Lujan Grisham’s administration pushed for raising taxes, including a 20+ cent gas tax on the poor, which every single Democrat state senator voted for. In the Governor’s H.B. 291, which she signed, it actually increased taxes on New Mexicans, including many small business owners.