THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. ALBUQUERQUE SHATTERS HOMICIDE RECORD FOR ONE YEAR
More violence erupted in Albuquerque this week, and the city saw its 74th murder in 2019. That breaks the previous record of 72 in 2017. This dubious distinction follows Democrat Mayor Tim Keller’s pledge two years ago to end this rash of violence that’s plagued the city for years. Keller says his Administration is devoted to public safety, but he admits violent crime in Albuquerque is rising.
Albuquerque, December 10--The following is a statement from Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce regarding today's unveiling of two articles of impeachment:
“Simply put, this action today by the Democrats is a coup, an attempt to overthrow the president. It’s baseless, and again the Democrats are spending their time trying to oust the president instead of focusing on real issues. They just can’t stand the fact that our country is doing well, and they have to continue with these tactics. This will not go anywhere in the Senate, and will backfire on the Democrats in 2020, you watch and see.”
Supporter of Brook Bassan's Opponent Steals Bassan's Sign
Albuquerque, December 10--Brook Bassan's campaign this morning decided not to press charges against a man who was caught stealing one of Bassan's signs. Bassan is a registered Republican in today's District 4 City Councilor runoff election.
The theft took place near the Holly Plaza polling station in Northeast Albuquerque. One of Bassan's campaign volunteers noticed the man taking her sign and chased him down until police arrived. Police questioned the supporter of Bassan's opponent, Ane Romero, a registered Democrat, and asked Bassan's campaign whether it wanted to press charges.
Party Statement on Speaker Pelosi and Articles of Impeachment
Albuquerque, December 5-- Chairman Steve Pearce issued this statement today regarding Speaker Pelosi's call for articles of impeachment against President Trump:
“What Speaker Pelosi did today was a disgrace to our nation and to our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves after getting a “history lesson” from the Speaker. She has asked President Trump to prove his innocence: what happened to the 5th Amendment and to Due Process? She hasn’t defended the Constitution herself, particularly on 2nd Amendment rights. There’s been no extortion, no bribery, no abuse of power by the President and no evidence whatsoever that Democrats can turn to. Why can't the Democrats focus on jobs, USMCA and real issues instead of this farce? They will soon have egg on their faces should this sham head to the Senate. I believe this travesty and shameful hearings will backfire in 2020 and Republicans will take back the House.”
Study Reveals Democrats’ Plan to End Drilling Process Would Cost State Billions
Albuquerque, December 4—The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute has unveiled the results of a new study that shows a ban on fracking would be devastating for New Mexico’s livelihood. Marty Durbin says the study reveals that 27,000 jobs would be lost in New Mexico and the state’s economy would be crushed to the tune of $7 billion in just the first year if fracking is stopped.
Albuquerque, December 4--The following is Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce's statement regarding Gov. Lujan Grisham's rapid-hire event for state workers next week:
"After nearly a year in office, the Governor can't seem to get her workforce in order. Again, she is looking to add hundreds of jobs to the roles at the taxpayers' expense. Such a mass hire could cost New Mexicans tens of millions of dollars while the Administration fattens its bureaucracy. Why are more state workers suddenly needed? This is simply a burden on our citizens. More government is wasteful and expensive. New Mexicans will pay the price. We must be more efficient and prudent in the way we run our State."
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. ALBUQUERQUE MAYOR TIM KELLER ANNOUNCES “CRIME-FIGHTING”
The skyrocketing violent crime rate in Albuquerque has Mayor Tim Keller looking for answers. His latest move is to create a joint agency initiative called the Metro 15 Operation. The idea is to crack down on the city’s 15 worst violent offenders. This new effort includes the City, APD, the District Attorney, the Office of Superintendent of Insurance and others. Sounds like another futile effort to crack down on crime.
2. APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS THE RELEASE OF FABIAN GONZALES
The following is a statement from Chairman Steve Pearce, regarding NARAL Pro-Choice America’s endorsement today of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan for U.S. Senate:
“Abortion is a vital issue in our state. Our Party’s position will always be to adhere to our family values, our religious freedoms and traditional principles. RPNM’s candidates advocate a pro-life position, and we believe all life is sacred. Our Party and its candidates will never support public dollars to be used for abortion. We care for the welfare of all children, and we in New Mexico should never put any woman in a position to undergo substandard care at abortion sites.”