MLG’s press secretary, state rep. mock New Mexicans in latest social media tirade

Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s press secretary, Nora Sackett, retweeted a post showing screenshots of a conversation between people asking if they will take the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available.

The conversation shows one person saying they were tested five times, while another person responds with “You weren’t given a vaccine because it isn’t out yet cousin.” 

Sackett wrote in her retweet, “I’m crying but also I want to die,” adding in a subsequent tweet, “Also there is like a not insignificant chance these are New Mexicans I swear to god.” 

The post appears to be insinuating that Sackett thinks those in the conversation are stupid while joking that they are likely New Mexicans. 

A far-left state representative, Elizabeth Thomson (D-Albuquerque), commented, “Yikes. Some education is obviously in order. Unfortunately, all of the disinformation is rampant and strong.” 

However, those on the right have taken offense to the off-color joke by the press secretary, with one commenting, “This is the disdain that @GovMLG and her staff have for New Mexicans. While New Mexicans die, her staff insinuates that New Mexicans are stupid. PATHETIC. #nmpol #nmleg” 

State Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) wrote, “Wow! I don’t know why I keep feeling shocked by the behavior of the governor’s communication staff. They continue to show their distain [sic] for New Mexico residents.  #nmpol #nmgov #nmleg” 

This is just the latest condescending comment toward New Mexicans coming from the Governor’s press office, with communications director Tripp Stelnicki belittling a local television news reporter. 

8 thoughts on “MLG’s press secretary, state rep. mock New Mexicans in latest social media tirade”

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  3. Liz Thomson is an obvious Marxist and thinks more highly of herself than she should. Perhaps someone should educate her on the U.S. Constitution which is the supreme law of the land. Nobody with an ounce of common sense would listen to a thing this fool has to say. We the people must resist and rise up. People like Ms Thomson and MLG have lost the consent to govern and if the people resist there is very little the politicians can do. When you overcome the fear you overcome the tyrant.

  4. She shouldn’t be laughing at all considering her party runs New Mexico’s education department which ranks 50th in the nation.

  5. One Angry Veteran

    I so agree. There are so ‘few’ decent public schools in New Mexico. And yet these arrogant witches dare to mock the people who pay their salaries.

  6. “Also there is like a not insignificant chance these are New Mexicans I swear to god

    — Nora Meyers Sackett (@norasack) December 6, 2020”

    New Mexicans are stupid? What the hell is she even saying here? I wonder if she uses the word irregardless too! Smh

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