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Scandal-ridden Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will give the final state of the state address of her term today, but don’t expect an accurate accounting of her three years in office.
Instead, expect Lujan Grisham to ignore the fact that the state is worse off than ever before and New Mexicans realize that no amount of empty promises can remedy her failed leadership, including:
- The worst public education system in the entire country.
- Record violent crime across the state, including in the city of Albuquerque, where the number of homicides shattered the previous record by more than 46%.
- The refusal to secure New Mexico’s southern border, unlike the governors of Texas & Arizona, to prevent the state’s explosion of crime and drug trafficking.
- A pandemic response so blatantly out of touch with science that Lujan Grisham’s neighboring state Democratic Governor felt the need to call out the failure.
- A culture of alleged fraud and the repeated violation of public record laws.
- A governor whose laundry list of scandals (see here, here and here) made it impossible for her to focus or deliver results for New Mexicans.
“Michelle Lujan Grisham’s tough talk on crime and turning around public schools are just empty promises from a scandal-plagued governor desperate to appeal to voters in an election year,” said RGA spokesman Will Reinert. “Governor Lujan Grisham is sure to say that throwing cash at the state’s problems, during her election year, will fix things. However, New Mexicans know they need a Governor who will listen to parents instead of teachers’ unions, empower police instead of criminals, and give small businesses the freedom they need to prosper and create good-paying jobs.”