In an overreaction to the January 6th incursion of the U.S. Capitol, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham erected massive fences around what was once known as the People’s House–the New Mexico State Capitol. Now, the building looks more like a militarized zone, complete with National Guardsmen and State Police surrounding the perimeter and its adjacent streets, plus massive concrete blocks keeping the public away from visiting their own state capitol building.
The Capitol’s militarization came at an opportune time for the Governor, as an illegitimate and allegedly fraudulently elected liberal figurehead, Joe Biden, comes into power on January 20th, while the New Mexico Legislature convenes “100% virtual to the public” via Zoom video on January 19th. This is an opportune time for the Governor and her cronies in the Legislature to block the public out from the political process, allowing Democrats to ram through as much extreme legislation as possible, without so much as a visit by a constituent.
During her weekly COVID-19 press conference last week, the Governor appeared to be goading on New Mexicans to break the rules and resist her commands to stay home around the time of the presidential inauguration by repeatedly invoking former Vice President Joe Biden’s name and telling people to protest “from your living room.”
“No violence–domestic terrorism will not be tolerated here–and everyone who participates, if they participate, in any of those efforts in this state–they will be held swiftly and firmly accountable. And we will use the full extent of the law to do just that,” added the first-term Governor.
Usually, language like this would provoke a reverse psychological response from the public. However, pro-Trump patriots heeded the warnings of many Trump allies urging MAGA people to stay home over the weekend and not engage in “false flag” events, which the liberal media has been trying to promote as havens for “violence.”
Leftist news sources, such as the Washington Post and others, were stirring the pot last week, looking to catch Trump supporters storming capitols across the country on January 16-17. The move would help the Democrats’ narrative in trying to demean and demonize Trump supporters by labeling them inaccurate terms such as “insurrectionists,” “seditionists,” and their favorite, “domestic terrorists,” as Lujan Grisham has parroted. One far-left state representative, Liz Thomson (D-Bernalillo), even went so far as to demand every Trump supporter be “forever branded with a scarlet S for seditionist.”
But Trump supporters did not take the leftist bait and stayed home over the weekend. Only a few peaceful individuals prayed in front of the fence at the Capitol, while one Christian worship leader, Philip Renner, led a handful of people in worship on Saturday morning. Some leftist news outlets bemoaned the lack of protests, but Trump supporters support Law Enforcement and the Military, which is likely why no protests to counter the tyrannical governor occurred.
Also, the Legislature was not in session over the weekend, which is also likely why no one protested. However, it is unclear if peaceful protests will begin in other places around New Mexico this week. KRQE 13 News reported that the now-fortressed New Mexico Capitol will be barricaded from the public at least until the end of the 60-day Legislative Session.