House Republicans announce Legal Action against the Governor
New Mexico– House Republicans announced today that a team of attorneys has been assembled in preparation to file a lawsuit against Governor Lujan Grisham. The specifics of this legal action will be made once the suit is filed.
“We have heard from jobless workers and businesses across the state and they are all saying the same thing, without immediate relief our livelihood will be lost for good,” said House GOP Leader Jim Townsend (R-Artesia). “The outpouring of support to fund this legal effort has been overwhelming. The Governor’s orders have put our state in such a position that our only recourse now is legal action. Hundreds of businesses across the state have already gone out of business. 210 restaurants have closed their doors for good – that represents over 4,500 employees who have lost their jobs.”
House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington), stated that “The Civil Rights of hundreds of New Mexican business owners and their employees have already been forfeited. The Civil Rights of thousands more will be at risk if we don’t take action now.”