On Wednesday, Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham threatened citations by New Mexico State Police to businesses if they do not comply with her strict mandate to close if they are deemed “non-essential” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lujan Grisham has also reinforced her stay-at-home order, which she says is germane to “aggressively minimiz[ing] person-to-person contact.”
Lujan Grisham even went so far as to give some attitude to a constituent criticizing her relentless emergency texts.
On Facebook, Lujan Grisham wrote, “New Mexico’s emergency public health order WILL be enforced. Non-essential businesses that fail to comply will be cited by the New Mexico State Police.”
Despite Lujan Grisham’s “aggressive” actions by forcing the closure of businesses, she considers abortion clinics, including late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options offering to kill babies through 32 weeks (seven months) gestation. Also included in her definition of “essential” businesses are pot dispensaries.
It should be noted that Lujan Grisham received tens of thousands of dollars from the marijuana and abortion industries. As of August 2018, Lujan Grisham received $29,000 from the pot industry, with $11,000 of that originating from former Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White’s business, “PurLife.”
During the 2018 election, Lujan Grisham received at least $8,000 from abortionist Curtis Boyd and his surrogates of Southwestern Women’s Options abortion clinic, $11,000 from abortion up-to-birth dark money advocacy group EMILY’s List, and at least $3,500 from Planned Parenthood, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office. Her abortion contributions totaled over $22,5000.
Lujan Grisham has allowed big corporate box stores to remain open, with Walmart giving the Governor $2,500 during the 2018 election cycle and $5,000 in 2019.
As time passes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s orders are getting stricter and stricter, as small businesses are hanging by a thread. Albuquerque’s “The Cooperage” restaurant is closing its doors for good.
Lujan Grisham’s leadership style is drastically different than other governors, such as South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem, who is not forcing a mandated stay-at-home order.