First look at gerrymandered map prompts halt of the late night proceeding
SANTA FE — Today, the Senate Democrat Floor Leader called a late night floor session to take up the Senate Redistricting Map for consideration. Senate Republican Leadership issued the following statement following the halting of the proceeding with a call of the Senate:
"Tonight, Senate Democrats attempted to ram their partisan map through the Senate while the people of New Mexico slept. They did so in an effort to hide their lies and their assault against Hispanic voices and representation. We would not stand for this. If Senate Democrats are successful in pushing their closed door, gerrymandered map to a vote, they will have to do it when the public is watching."
Senate Republican Leader, Senator Greg Baca (District 29-Bernalillo and Valencia)
Senate Republican Whip, Senator Craig Brandt (District 40-Sandoval)
Senate Republican Caucus Chair, Senator Mark Moores (District 21-Bernalillo)