I once believed NM Gov. Susana Martinez would be the VP pick for the Republican Party. I was told that during a Tea Party rally two years ago when the rumor was out the GOP was 100% behind WI Governor Scott Walker and Martinez. I spread this around to a couple of friends as I knew a few things that others didn’t know. I thought she would be considered an excellent choice.
I have heard a few things behind the scenes, but I don’t allow that to sway my judgment unless I see it for myself. But this move brought back some of the things I heard and very quickly turned my head at this latest snub by the Governor. Donald Trump was to have a rally in NM on Tuesday evening, and Martinez decided to walk away from appearing with the presumptive nominee
That’s her loss. Trump rallies are awesome; his supporters are patriotic Americans who love their country, AND she could see/hear firsthand what he’s about, instead of waiting for the media spin on it.
NM Gov. Susana Martinez won’t be among the Republicans rallying around their presumptive nominee when Donald Trump swoops into the state Tuesday.
Martinez, who has been openly critical of some of Trump’s policies and remarks on immigration, told local reporters Monday that she is “really busy” and will skip Trump’s rally in Albuquerque.
“I’m the governor of New Mexico and I’m really focused on what’s going on here in New Mexico — just like the announcement we just did with 100 new high-tech and research jobs, improving the education for our kids, another job announcement tomorrow. Those are the things that I’m concentrating on and I’m going to keep concentrating on,” Martinez told reporters, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Martinez, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, has yet to endorse Trump. She previously supported Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential bid.
She should be more supportive of Donald Trump. She will be willing to accept the benefits that a Trump government will bring to her state. Life will go on without her. All will carry on. Her support or attendance is not needed. It’s not her election; this is not about her, it’s about the people of this country.
I don’t understand why the ‘GOP holdouts’ have such a problem with his purposed conservative policies on immigration & ILLEGALS. That one word causes so much trouble for some sworn into office to abide & uphold the law.
Sooner or later she will regret missing the rally and then come around smiling like a Cheshire cat. Hopefully, Trump remembers and doesn’t give her the time of day. Let her sweat a little.
H/T – CNN
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