Official Blasts Gov’s ‘Discriminatory’ Actions

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is hurting communities throughout her state by favoring big box stores over small businesses in coronavirus shutdown orders, the state’s Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce said Wednesday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with host Steve Doocy, Pearce said that Lujan’s restrictions have been “totally unfair.”

“It’s discriminatory,” he stated. “New Mexico is big and rural. We have a couple of population centers, but everything else is sparsely population.”

“Mom and pops drive the state,” Pearce explained. “And so, the initial order weeks ago — the governor said the big box stores can open. No restrictions on them. The small mom and pops had to shut down. Many of them are just going to be forced into bankruptcy [and] will not be open.”

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