Stansbury tells displaced Diné energy workers just to sell ‘your art or your wool’

In February, state Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-Bernalillo) raised eyebrows with what many are calling a “racist statement,” telling displaced former energy workers who lost their jobs due to Democrats’ eco-green policies just to sell “your art or your wool” if they came from a Diné Navajo community. 

Rep. Rod Montoya (R-San Juan), who comes from a minority community, previously blasted Stansbury for the “ obscene” remark. He said, “Why were these comments not plastered all over social media or in local news? I can only surmise that her comments were ignored because she is a ‘well-meaning,’ white, progressive Democrat who is running for Congress.”

Stansbury won the Democrats’ nomination for Congress in the special First District election to replace current Interior secretary Deb Haaland who vacated the seat. 

She faces Republican state Sen. Mark Moores, Independent Aubrey Dunn, Jr., a perennial candidate, and Libertarian Chris Manning, who does not live in the district.

Stansbury, who claims to have roots in the state, has spent the last 20 years in the District of Columbia working for politicians, moving back in 2018 to run for a state legislative seat she was alleged to be hand-picked by Sen. Martin Heinrich to run for. 

The special election to replace Haaland will occur on June 1, 2021. Early voting begins on March 15 and goes until May 29. It is unclear if Stansbury’s racist statement toward Diné workers will be a topic of discussion on the campaign. However, her opponents have bashed her for support for the “BREATHE Act,” which aims to defund the police. 

7 thoughts on “Stansbury tells displaced Diné energy workers just to sell ‘your art or your wool’”

  1. Spoken like the useless parasite that this demoncrap grifter is. Has she ever worked at a real job a day in her useless life? Onto the trough in DC? If for no other reason,, hopefully people vote someone other than D or R in this election. .

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  4. This appears to be a person who is not in touch with reality. Another Joe Biden type. She has a very narrow view of humanity. She does not have what it takes to be a leader of “all” people”. We will get what we pay for with this one.

    Our present political climate will embrace her with open arms. It’s all a “birds of a feather” mentality and nothing to do with competency.

    I do not thank the people who raised this woman… The biblical instruction of “raise a child in the way it should go and when they are old they will not depart from it.” is based in reality. We become what we are taught as children and young adults and that comes mostly by the example that is placed in front of us.
    New Mexico is a unique place to live. It is steeped in diverse and wonderful cultures. It seems that this woman knows little about the people she will be representing or their daily lives nor does she appreciate it or it’s people. She’s not right for NM. Send her packing until she grows up! As the older folk used to say, “she’s still wet behind the ears!”
    I’d say the fruit probably has not fallen far from the tree.

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