After far-left state Sen. Jacob Candelaria of Albuquerque resigned abruptly on Wednesday, opportunistic Democrats already began chomping at the bit, looking to be appointed to fill the remaining two years of the leftist’s term.
Candelaria has been well-known for his drama, including attacking police officers who responded to his 911 call claiming he was being threatened. He also is a radical Black Lives Matter supporter who offered to defend anti-police rioters during the George Floyd riots. Even Democrat Party leaders told Candelaria to “f**k off.”
According to The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Daniel Chacón, far-left state Rep. Moe Maestas (D-Bernalillo) is interested in and will apply for the position.
He wrote on Twitter that Maestas said, “It’s very important that someone with experience represent [Senate] District 26 come January.”
Maestas is a tax-and-spend liberal who has been a rubber stamp for Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s agenda. He has voted with Democrats on everything from tax hikes, abortion up to birth, anti-gun laws, and everything in between.
Maestas is married to left-wing lobbyist Vanessa Alarid who is the registered lobbyist for Bloomberg’s gun-grabbing group Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and previously was the executive director for the Democrat Party of New Mexico, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Maestas calls fellow New Mexicans who he disagrees with on Twitter “pendejos” and has made it clear he supports higher taxes on the hard-working people of New Mexico.
The leftist Democrat also attacked children who were being forcibly masked, saying to one constituent, “My kids don’t snivel.”