A far-left Albuquerque City Council candidate in the December 7 runoff election is crying to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Attorney General Hector Balderas because her opponent was endorsed by a local pastor.
Tammy Fiebelkorn, the leftist candidate whined, “I have always been told that nonprofit 501(c)(3)s are not supposed to engage in political discourse.” She added, “I really hope that the AG and the IRS look into this and see if what he did violated the church’s nonprofit status. More importantly, I really hope that the District 7 voters get out and make their voices heard.”
Her desperate comments came after Albuquerque pastor from Legacy Church, Steve Smothermon, said in a November 16 video, “We need people like her (Robertson) on the City Council to make sure this crazy guy they call mayor doesn’t continue to push his agenda,” referring to the Republican candidate, Lori Robertson.
Apparently, to Fiebelkorn, she thinks Pastor Smothermon no longer has the right to the First Amendment and is demanding bureaucrats investigate him for merely having an opinion.
Responding on Wednesday, Robertson said, “My opponent is trying to fabricate a scandal that does not exist.”
“What I can say is I appreciated the opportunity to share my faith and to meet with voters and discuss my solutions for our city’s problems,” Robertson said to the Albuquerque Journal.
“Separation of church and state was originally intended to protect the church from government persecution. Indeed this country was in great part founded by those seeking religious freedom,” Pastor Smothermon said.
But despite the crying from Fiebelkorn, the AG’s office has not received a complaint from her and the IRS said it does not comment on individuals or organizations, according to the Journal.
Fiebelkorn is endorsed by scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a far-left extremist. She also has the endorsements of Sen. Martin Heinrich, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torres, and socialist Mayor Tim Keller.
The December 7 runoff will also take place in District 9, where Republican Renee Grout and Democrat Rob Grilley are vying for the seat. Early voting ends on December 4.