NM Democrat Senate: Corrupt obstructionists

For the past couple weeks we have seen the Senate actively oppose and obstruct legislation again and again.  Senator Sanchez, majority leader for Senate Democrats, insists on opposing Republican legislation.  To the progressive partisan Democrats, it is all about political games.

Then there was Sen. Phil Griego’s resignation Saturday– the Senator resigned after what appears to be unethical and illegal actions on his part:

Griego said this course of action was necessary “to avoid a major distraction to the important work that needs to be accomplished for the families and children throughout the state of New Mexico.”

In a statement to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the senator said he also didn’t want to go through what would likely be an uphill battle to overcome questions about whether he violated any rules.

“I decided a debilitating and lengthy fight in the hearing system would not serve me or anyone well, and the outcome was far more destructive than was worth it,” Griego said.

His resignation letter was read by the chief clerk on the Senate floor Saturday afternoon without comment.

Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen, Senate Majority Floor Leader Michael S. Sanchez and Senate Minority Floor Leader Stuart Ingle released a joint statement. “Sen. Griego’s stipulation speaks for itself. We have no comment and have instructed all of the members of the Senate to do the same.”

Griego has drawn scrutiny in the final weeks of the session over a real estate deal involving a Santa Fe building. Griego was one of several lawmakers who approved the sale last year of a building that used to belong to the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The buyer, Galisteo Street Inc., later hired Griego to act as its agent in the purchase. Griego was promised a $50,000 commission fee if the sale closed, according to a copy of the agreement.

[Read more via Washington Times]

With the resignation of Sen. Griego, whose district covered several counties, Governor Martinez will have half a dozen options to choose from when appointing a Senator to his now-vacant position and it is quite likely that there will be a couple of Republican nominees and Governor Martinez will have an opportunity to appoint a Republican Senator!

Please support this blog

It’s my intention to keep blogging through the legislative session with regular updates (hopefully daily!).  Would you like to give me a boost?  You can add your support by giving a donation to keep this blog going.  Just visit PayPal here and use my email “donate@politicalfireball.com”.

This legislative session it is important to have a conservative political voice to counteract the far-Left radicals like the Santa Fe Reporter, ProgressNow New Mexico and the newly created NM Political Report. Any help you can give would be appreciated!

Your comments and criticism are welcomed and encouraged. Please keep it "G-rated."

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s