State lawmakers Stefani Lord and John Block, both Republicans, have introduced Articles of Impeachment against New Mexico’s Democrat governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
These articles, focusing on her unconstitutional gun control order, have been submitted to the House Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee and are slated to proceed to the House Judiciary Committee.
🚨 JUST NOW: Articles of impeachment (HR1) against @GovMLG have just been introduced in the NM House of Representatives and sent to the House Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee, then they will go to the House Judiciary Committee.— Rep. John Block (@RepBlock) January 22, 2024
In a recent statement, Representative Lord said, “The rights of New Mexicans are not up for debate, and no matter how hard Lujan Grisham tries to violate the Constitution, she will never succeed. I stood firm against her tyranny when she tried to use a Covid health order to take our guns, and I will continue to stand firm against her continued attempts to destroy our Republic.”
Two Republican members of the state House announced they’ve officially filed articles of impeachment against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.https://t.co/WrOQIbzDtu— KOB 4 (@KOB4) January 17, 2024
In September, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham suspended second amendment rights and officially declared gun violence as a public health emergency in reaction to the tragic shooting deaths of a thirteen-year-old girl on July 28, a five-year-old girl on August 14, and an eleven-year-old boy.
According to the press release, “The action plan includes a suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, temporarily prohibiting the carrying of guns on public property with certain exceptions. Exceptions include for licensed security guards and law enforcement officers. Citizens with permits to carry firearms are free to possess their weapons on private property (such as at a gun range or gun store), provided they transport the firearm in a locked box, use a trigger lock, or some other mechanism that renders the gun incapable of being fired.”
A Biden-appointed federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s “pause” on the second amendment, effectively blocking her gun grab.
Grisham has found herself with little support after her unilateral suspension of the Second Amendment in Albuquerque.
Even her own Attorney General, a fellow Democrat, turned against her.
New Mexico’s Democrat Attorney General, Raul Torrez, informed Grisham that he will not provide her with legal defense.
“I am writing to inform you that my office will not defend your administration in the above referenced cases challenging the Public Health Emergency Order Imposing Temporary Firearm Restrictions, Drug Monitoring and Other Public Safety Measures (the Emergency Order) issued by the Secretary of Health on September 8, 2023,” Raul Torrez wrote in a 4-page letter.
“Though I recognize my statutory obligation as New Mexico’s chief legal officer to defend state officials when they are sued in their official capacity, my duty to uphold and defend the constitutional rights of every citizen takes precedence. Simply put, I do not believe that the Emergency Order will have any meaningful impact on public safety but, more importantly, I do not believe it passes constitutional muster,” Torrez added.
Torrez admonished Grisham for her unilateral decision to suspend gun rights.
“However, I encourage you to engage in a more thoughtful and deliberative process with members of the New Mexico Legislature rather than taking unilateral action that infringes on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens while having little if any discernible impact on the underlying dynamics driving gun violence in our community,” Torrez wrote.