Speaker Lujan's Widow: Remarks left me sick & in tears; Cruel words attack all people of our state

Governor Martinez’s recorded candid remarks have made big news across the country today.  The audio clips (hear them here)  capture Martinez candidly discussing her distaste for teachers, and belittling then-Speaker Ben Ray Lujan. Speaker Lujan passed away in late 2012.  He left behind a large family, including his son, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and wife Carmen. Ms. Carmen Lujan offered this statement today on word of Governor Martinez’s remarks against her late husband:

Carmen Lujan Statement on Offensive remarks by Governor Susana Martinez’s Staff

“When I read and heard the audio from Governor Martinez’s staff this morning it crushed my heart.