Trump: Susana Martinez “not doing the job”

Donald Trump’s first New Mexico rally is making headlines this morning.  After peaceful protesters packed up their signs and headed to early voting locations, Donald Trump took the stage and gave his own impressions of New Mexico and the governor in charge. Trump:
Since 2000 the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled. We have to get your governor to get going. She has to do a better job.

Smiling Gov. Martinez poses to accept award for… Putting corporations over people 

Governor Martinez is the head honcho of the National Republican Governor’s Association and this week she brought her fellow GOP governors (and some very well connected lobbyists and conservative donors) to the swanky Tamaya resort at Santa Ana. And this time, before they filled up their room block at the hotel, some local progressive families and activists got a room. 

So, of course, things got fun!  
Their room reservations got them a pass to get through the line of big black SUVs and burly security officers. Organizers with the Southwest Organizing Project and OLÈ bumped into Governor Martinez and presented her with a very special award – and she posed for a picture!   https://twitter.com/olenewmexico/status/732589971555524609 
Hats off to the SWOPistas and OLÈ!

Under oath, state employees say Martinez officials ordered them to change papers to deny food stamps to hungry, poor

“In a scene of high drama reminiscent of the TV drama “Law and Order,” three prominent state Human Services Department officials invoked their fifth amendment rights nearly 100 times in federal court Friday afternoon…” A huge new scandal – this time with potential criminal implications – erupted in a Las Cruces courtroom on Friday as a series of Martinez administration officials refused to answer questions under oath in federal court about whether they were directed to change food stamp applications to deny help to children, families and seniors out of food and out of help. Under oath in the civil hearing, they had two choices: say it didn’t happen or avoid answering the question by admitting that doing so might implicate them in criminal fraud or other actions. We know Governor Martinez doesn’t get it and, quite frankly, too many New Mexicans give her a pass on decisions that put struggling families farther and farther behind. We’re not letting that happen again. 
This story has been blowing up our Facebook and website since it was first reported by the NM Political Report, so I came in on a Saturday to get an update and share with our members.