New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to them. A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order, which closed non-essential businesses, to stock up on some high-end jewelry.
Local Albuquerque news station KRQE broke the news in a scathing story on Tuesday:
In early April, Gov. Lujan Grisham stressed that New Mexicans needed to stay home and should only go out for essential items such as food. She also announced that all non-essential businesses were closed…
However, just days after the April 3rd news conference and a week before Easter, KRQE News 13 has learned that Gov. Lujan Grisham called an employee at Lilly Barrack on Paseo to buy expensive jewelry. The jewelry was bought over the phone, but the employee went to the store, got the jewelry and placed it outside the door of the store where someone who knew the governor picked it up.
The store manager told the station that she “didn’t know about [the governor’s purchase] until after it happened,” and that “no one was allowed in the stores at that time” due to the governor’s order. Lujan Grisham’s order also specifically prohibited curbside pickup at the time.
After getting caught with her hand in the jewelry box, Lujan Grisham gave conflicting explanations to the media about how the transaction happened and even who picked up the jewelry, first saying it was a campaign staffer, and then changing her story to claim it was a “friend.”
Other local jewelry store owners interviewed expressed frustration that they lost “hundreds of thousands of dollars” by complying with the governor’s order while she openly flouted her own rules. When asked about the double standard, Lujan Grisham responded “it depends on who you know.”
“If you thought Nancy Pelosi’s ice cream freezer was out-of-touch, wait until you meet Governor Michelle Antoinette and her lockdown shopping spree,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “While she was requiring New Mexico’s small businesses and families to make major sacrifices to protect public health, Michelle Lujan Grisham couldn’t even go a few weeks without treating herself to new jewelry. New Mexicans deserve better.”
Watch the scathing report below: