On Monday, far-left dark money groups, including some funded by billionaire George Soros, demanded that state Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto resign amid new supposed “allegations” from lobbyists where he is accused of raising his voice at women. Another allegation that just came to fruition was one from the 1990s where a former alleged college classmate claimed he pinned her to a wall.
The move comes as a far-left proponent of Democrats’ pro-voter fraud measures in the 2022 Legislative Session, Marianna Anaya, filed a complaint against Ivey-Soto for inappropriate behavior, which the senator denied. She claims Ivey-Soto slow-walked the pro-voter fraud bill to get back at her.
The new allegations accuse Ivey-Soto of referring to one lobbyist, Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico, as “Lips and Hips.” New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence lobbyist Miranda Viscoli claimed the senator once screamed and cursed at her.
One allegation comes from Carmen López, who worked at the Thornberg Foundation. She doesn’t remember when Ivey-Soto allegedly raised his voice at her sometime between 2014 and 2018.
“Gayle Krueger, then a University of New Mexico staff member, said Ivey-Soto in the 1990s pressed her against a wall and screamed in her face. He was a student at the time, she said, and had been elected chair of a graduate student government organization,” reported the Albuquerque Journal.
The dark money groups demanding Ivey-Soto resign include “Common Cause, OLE-Organizers in the Land of Enchantment, Equality New Mexico, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, NM Native Vote and the Center for Civic Policy,” the Journal report noted.
It should be noted that not a single one of these organizations spoke out against multiple men accusing Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has been endorsed by many of these groups, of sexual assault. Lujan Grisham paid out $150,000 to one alleged victim, James Hallinan, for claims she poured water over his pants and then groped his penis at an event held at state Rep. Deborah Armstrong’s house.
Now, these dark money groups, who have a political goal by attempting to oust Ivey Soto, suddenly care about sexual assault allegations when it appears to line up in ther best interest — to install a new Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham-appointed senator in his seat.