New Mexico Senator Leaves Democrat Party, Cites Governor’s ‘Unconstitutional Acts’
From The Epoch Times By December 7, 2021
Natalie’s Commentary: The New Mexico Governor being a woman was sued by her campaign manager for blatant continual sexual harassment in court and he was awarded a good chunk of money. She would continually grab his private parts over his pants in front other colleagues and laugh. The woman should be impeached for such uncouth and #metoo behavior. The gentleman was mortified and humiliated when this continued to occur.
A state senator in New Mexico has left the Democrat Party, upset over actions by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
State Sen. Jacob Candelaria made the announcement Monday, as a special legislative session started.
He said he feels the U.S. political system is flawed because it has brought about just two parties that demand loyalty and leave “no room to debate, no room for discussion, and more importantly no adherence to the rule of law.”
He later took a shot at Grisham, a Democrat, telling colleagues, “I don’t think anyone can look at the events of Jan. 6 or many of the unconstitutional acts of this governor and not conclude that this partisan virus is starting to affect who we are as a country.”
Unlike many lawmakers that leave their party, Candelaria is not switching his affiliation to the other major party. He is now the second independent in the New Mexico legislature; state Rep. Phelps Anderson left the Republican Party earlier this year over his pro-choice views.
Candelaria has for months expressed opposition to Grisham’s administration appropriating more than $600 million in COVID-19 relief funding that lawmakers say should have been doled out by them.
New Mexico’s Supreme Court agreed last month.
Justices barred the governor, state treasurer, and all other state officials from transferring or committing the funds that had been appropriated without legislative approval.
“The court grants standing to the petitioners on the basis of great public importance,” Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil said from the bench.