Why did MLG ‘apologize’ for belittling Española but she refuses to stop ridiculing Hobbs?

On Friday, after the Mayor of heavily Democrat Española, Javier Sanchez, sent a scathing letter to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for making an example of the city for allegedly not wearing masks, Lujan Grisham released a half-hearted “apology.” But the attempt at reconciliation begs the question of why she isn’t apologizing to other communities she has belittled, such as Hobbs. 

As Piñon Post first reported on, Lujan Grisham said during her presser, “Last week, I traveled to Northern New Mexico, and in traveling to Northern New Mexico, I went through Española. I saw a lot of activity in Española and traveling through Main Street going North. I didn’t see a single mask, not one. Not in a parking lot, not in a grocery store that we passed, not at a convenience store, not at a gas station, not by someone in a car, not hanging on a rearview mirror, not on a wrist, not as people were walking, nowhere! Not one. The only masks I saw were in the car I was in, and we have to do better than that because if we don’t, we cannot successfully introduce risk.”

Mayor Sanchez rebuked the Governor’s comments, writing in a letter, “Are we truly to believe that the governor slowed down enough to see into our dark tinted windows to find no masks hanging from rear view mirrors? At this rate of condescension, I would be very surprised if the governor’s vehicle even slowed down to a rolling stop at the red lights. How empty those words sound coming from behind the windows of an air-conditioned vehicle while peering in at us like we are children who haven’t cleaned our rooms.” 

“My comments were taken as a lack of respect for Española and the work the community has done to fight this virus. I apologize for making that impression. That was not my intent, and I take responsibility for the way my words were conveyed and heard,” wrote Lujan Grisham.

“It is true that I did not see any masks that day on my way through town north and south, but that doesn’t mean I should have made the point that I did in the way I did it. If my intent was to highlight where we can improve and what we can do better, and it was, then I could have communicated that in a different way, and I should have,” she continued.

However, the Governor has refused to apologize for mercilessly ridiculing a restaurant in Hobbs, New Mexico, scolding them for allegedly not wearing masks. The snitch photo she presents looks to demean and criticize the small business that she claims were defying her health orders. But she praised Taos County for wearing masks, a county she won in 2018 with 81.5% of the vote.

But why did she hand-select Espanñola to send her apologies, while other rural communities still suffer from the ramifications of her shaming? The answer is simple: politics. 

In 2018, Lujan Grisham won Rio Arriba County, where Española is, by a margin of 73% to 27%, or 46%. The county is also 84% Hispanic/Latino, and the criticism of the county may be seen as possibly racially-charged.

Hobbs, however, which is located in Lea County, is a Republican area, where she lost the county by massive numbers, losing by 55% in the county, or 22.2% to 77.8%. She has also gone after the Lea County Sheriff, having her Attorney General, Hector Balderas file a lawsuit against the department for visiting a local restaurant and eating indoors, a violation of her strict anti-indoor dining mandate. Lujan Grisham’s recent actions show yet again that she is ready and willing to pick on the entire state, while only apologizing for offense when the area she’s berating is heavily Democrat. 


7 thoughts on “Why did MLG ‘apologize’ for belittling Española but she refuses to stop ridiculing Hobbs?”

  1. She is a typical democrat. A liar and a cheat. If you don’t go her way she throws a fit. She is a Biden butt kisser trying to make a name for herself at everyone else’s expense. She does not need to be in office. She is a racist and a socialist. Anything else you might want to add Lujan? Did I miss anything except that I wouldn’t put up with your crap, impeachment would come to mind. I am a ex New Mexican. Lived there 43 years, probably a lot longer than you. Thank god I got out of there. Democrats are destroying New Mexico.

    1. Your right totally a wast of nothing but evil. Why did she apologize to one county and not the other. One is DEMOCRATS and the other is REPUBLICAN. She does not care about what Republicans think. Wait wrong she does not care what any New Mexican thinks.

  2. Once again we see the childish behaviours of an emotion ridden but prideful piece of crap. If it’s not her way, it’s wrong. She so thinks her way is only right way.
    How does she know the masks weren’t lying in the Sears of the vehicles,. That’s where mine stays. How does she know people didn’t put on masks right before they enter store. She don’t..she’s just a a lying phoney hypocrite.

  3. Governor Grisham is a bully pure and simple, she wants to get her own ways regardless of it’s affects on others. Right now she really wants a cabinet position if Biden wins and will keep this state on lockdown to keep the numbers down and keep her looking good on a national stage, and she will dress down anyone in this state who is not helping her accomplish this. Like any bully though, she’ll back down when someone stands up to her and push comes to shove…like Mayor Javier Sanchez. And if you think MLG conceded because Rio Ariba is such a stronghold for the DNC, let point out that the Mayor of Española that she surrendered to is a Republican.

  4. Stop wearing masks and call her out on her lies. You will not hear about this in the lying msm. Article from gateway pundit.
    Today we now have empirical evidence that the WHO, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx were all wrong. They were charlatans. They lied.

    The CDC silently updated their numbers this week to show that only 6% of all coronavirus deaths were related to the coronavirus alone. The rest of the deaths pinned to the China coronavirus are attributed to individuals who had other serious issues going on. Also, most of the deaths are related to very old Americans.

    “This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid.
    That’s 9,210 deaths.
    The other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses & the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age”

  5. Done with her scare tactics and condescending tone. You are absolutely right Sovereign AG about the numbers!! Plandemic….. This governor is leading the destruction of New Mexico and stripping away our freedoms. She is a tyrant.

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