On Monday, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Gavin Clarkson’s campaign released a damning resurfaced video of fellow “Republican” candidate Mark Ronchetti attending a leftist “climate change” symposium, in which he brutally lambasted President Trump claiming President Trump or as he referred to him as the “Orange One” drove him to leave the Republican Party. He said, “I’m afraid that that has taken a part of my soul.”
The footage is from March 21, 2019 — a little over one year ago, and well into the Trump presidency. The climate change sumposium was the same day the Mueller Report came out.
According to the coverage of the climate change event by the Daily Lobo, “New Mexico exhibits the effects of climate change in the form of increased forest fires and drought, Ronchetti said.”
During the video, Ronchetti also said he’s been on-board with “the idea of climate change for over 20 years,” and he mocked people who choose to have an SUV because of climate change. He also said we need to “replace” the oil and gas industry in New Mexico — including the suggestion that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham cannot push forth her current environmental policies without oil and gas paying the check.
“With Nancy Pelosi and her socialist comrades already setting the stage for another impeachment,” Clarkson says, “Republicans can’t afford to nominate another Never-Trumper like Mitt Romney. We’ve got to have a nominee President Trump knows he can count on to help flip New Mexico red, someone who has actually stood with President Trump even when doing so involved extreme personal sacrifice.”
Now, Ronchetti, the proven NeverTrump candidate for U.S. Senate is once again clinging to the party he claims he left, — while blowing the NeverTrump dog whistle in defiance of the President.
The video of his remarks start at 41:30
Conservative Republicans warned Republicans on multiple occasions to be wary of Ronchetti, due to his NeverTrump connections, Republican-bashing language, lack of a Republican primary voting record, among other things — and the newly-resurfaces video proves the deep-seated hatred Ronchetti has for President Trump.
During his campaign, Ronchetti viciously lashed out at anyone asking questions of him, branding them as “little Facebook trolls who are in their parents’ basement with their Cheeto-stained fingers.”
Ronchetti also hired the single most divisive politicó in the state of New Mexico, NeverTrumper Jay McCleskey, known for his “slash and burn” campaign strategies. According to a former staffer, McCleskey “will do anything to win, no matter what it takes. … He will destroy you as an opponent.”
The NeverTrump dots are all coming together, as Ronchetti has proven to not only be on President Trump’s team but as he claimed in the 2019 video, he does not even identify with the Republican Party. The new development in the race for Senate now pins two conservative Republicans, Dr. Gavin Clarkson and Elisa Martinez against each other to take the Republican nomination, as the resurfaced video is certain to cripple the remnants of Ronchetti’s campaign.