On Saturday, 80 days before the November 3 election, the Republican Party of New Mexico released a video featuring anonymous devastated small business owners and other New Mexicans affected by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s strict lockdown of the state, and the stories revealed the true pain and hurt caused by the Governor.
The video opens with one man’s voice saying, “My business has been hurt. We are about to lose our homes and our family… this is a joke.”
Another comments, “The leadership of New Mexico has nearly closed my business.”
One woman’s voice says, “The Governor has kept big businesses open, and yet she has denied people like my own mother critical life-saving health care.” “It’s unfair and it’s morally and ethically wrong.”
“Big box stores have never been forced to shut down. Only small businesses have suffered the consequences,” a small business owner remarked.
“Michelle Lujan Grisham continues to attack us personally, and we will stop at nothing to try to make us go out of business completely,” said another small business owner.
“Everything is essential. A community doesn’t operate because you hand-pick certain businesses to remain open.”
One woman, presumably one working in the health care industry said, “We’ve had doctors leave, specialists leave, medical staff be furloughed or laid off or permanently lose their jobs.”
“Small business is the engine of the economy. They call it ‘the small,’ but actually this is the main business,” another voice remarks, adding, “If this thing stays longer than this, I think the whole economy will collapse.”
The video, which features voices from all across New Mexico shows an eye-opening look into the pain caused by the Governor’s health orders, and why the November election is so crucial. As the video says, “New Mexico, don’t be afraid to let your voice be heard. The Silent Majority needs to start making some noise,” and “Save New Mexico, Vote Republican.”
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