On Thursday, Joe Biden flew to Albuquerque to campaign for Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who faces a tough reelection against Republican gubernatorial nominee Mark Ronchetti. The latest polls show the race within the margin of error.
During Lujan Grisham’s remarks to the crowd, she lied about her record, including claims that New Mexico is “the only state in the country” that is “moving children and families out of poverty.” In actuality, New Mexico ranks at the bottom for child well-being and is third-worst for poverty while being the most federally dependent state in the union.
She claimed, “The only thing my opponent stands for today is repealing and taking from you every single educational investment, every investment in free childcare, every investment in your sons and daughters, in your family. Every single one.” New Mexico remains at the bottom for child literacy, mathematics, and education in general, according to federal statistics. The state only ranks higher than the territory of Puerto Rico and even trails the District of Columbia.
Lujan Grisham also chided Ronchetti for not sitting down along with her during a televised debate, claiming he wasn’t being kind.
She then said she stands for “doing right for people, telling the truth, being who you are.” This comes as newly released texts appear to show she and her staff cheated during a 2018 KOB 4 debate, where an official from the television station gave the governor the questions.
During Biden’s speech, he stumbled upon his words and had trouble pronouncing the names of all three Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives. He pronounced Democrat candidate Gabe Vasquez as “Vas-kwez” while having a difficult time with Reps. Teresa Leger Fernandez’s and Melanie Stansbury’s names.
Biden gave his full endorsement to Vasquez, who is rabidly supportive of defunding the police.
He chided Republicans, repeatedly saying “MAGA Republicans” and “trickle-down economics” are the bane of the country.
Biden touted his order to wipe out $10,000 in student debt per borrower and $20,000 total for those with Pell grants. He asked the crowd, “How many of you have student debt? Say goodbye. Say Goodbye.” He said, “We’re giving up 20 billion… 20 thousand to everyone with student debt.”
He also lied about his work to supposedly “cut the federal debt.” He said, “We cut the federal debt in half. Fact!” The debt is currently $31.1 trillion, with the Biden regime adding nearly $10 trillion in new spending.
Biden also said, “So the economy is up, price inflation is down, real incomes are up, gas prices are down!” All of these statements are untrue, as well as a claim that he “created” 10 million new jobs, which is patently false.
He also claimed, “Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent gas prices soaring.” But gas prices have been soaring since he took office due to his anti-energy leftist policies that stopped the United States from being energy independent.
Then he mentioned abortion, falsely claiming Ronchetti will make abortion “go away” in New Mexico. That is untrue. Ronchetti has proposed the state Legislature pass a 15-week abortion limit that would be a constitutional amendment for the voters to decide at the next election.
Biden then falsely claimed, “They’re (Republicans) going after your right to vote and who is going to count your vote.” He then says that the Republican “state auditor” candidate is an “election denier” among other Republicans on the ballot. There is no GOP candidate for state auditor in November.
Biden got confused after his speech and had to be guided off the podium by Lujan Grisham.
Other remarks of the day came from far-left Democrats, such as wildly unpopular Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, among others.