On Friday, every single member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation, except for one, commented on President Donald Trump’s and First Lady Melania’s COVID-19 diagnosis, with most writing their thoughts and prayers, while some gave back-handed words of goodwill.
There was one member of New Mexico’s delegation who did not comment on the President’s and First Lady’s diagnosis: Senator Martin Heinrich.
Even some of the farthest left Democrats, Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland wrote words of encouragement. Luján wrote, “Sending my wishes for a quick and full recovery to President Trump and the First Lady and staff,” while Haaland said, “I wish the President & the First Lady well, and I hope their positive tests remind us that no one is untouchable.” They also mentioned masks, and Haaland even wrote, “During that time essential workers, single moms, & healthcare professionals have put their health on the line to pay the bills & serve our communities. COVID19 attacked our country because our President refused to seriously acknowledge it.”
But instead of commenting on the President and First Lady being diagnosed with coronavirus, he chose to bash President Trump for his administration “fast-tracking” mining permits.
He wrote, “You just need to look at all of the damage to our clean air and water caused by poorly planned abandoned mines around the West to understand why it’s a bad idea to fast-track mining projects without proper review.” He added, “One more short-sided, greedy, and destructive move by this White House.”
So, while President Trump is recovering from COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center, New Mexico’s junior senator could not even murmur the slightest statement of good will toward the 45th Commander-in-Chief, instead choosing to bash him over a policy position.
Former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton staffers and others on the left have wished death upon the President, and the Senator’s silence does not help the country heal as the Commander-in-Chief–the leader of the free world–suffers from the Chinese-born virus.