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Gov. Lujan Grisham statement on verdict in Sen. Martinez trial

Dec 17, 2019 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday afternoon issued the following statement in the wake of Judge Francis Mathew’s ruling in the trial of state Sen. Richard Martinez:

“As I said at the time of this incident, Senator Martinez was obligated to reflect on his actions and how best to reconcile them with his position as a public servant in the state Legislature, in particular his status as chairman of an influential committee. The senator’s defense of himself does not suggest to me that any such personal reckoning has taken place – and given the judge’s unambiguous ruling this afternoon, I urge him to resign his seat. There is no way to square the circle: Drunken driving is an intolerable scourge in our state, and our elected leaders must hold themselves to the highest possible standard of behavior.”

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