Governor’s Office Responds to Senator’s Joke

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Was it offensive or is the governor’s staff just trying to stir the pot?

A Democratic representing Albuquerque, Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto is being called out by Republican Governor Susana Martinez’s communications staff over a comment he made about Parkinson’s disease during a committee meeting Monday.Read the full story >>

KRQE News 13 requested an interview with the Governor’s spokesperson Monday. He declined, instead, sending the following statement:

“It’s disappointing and inappropriate that Senator Ivey-Soto and the Senate Rules Committee are making jokes at the expense of those suffering from debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s. New Mexicans deserve better. The Senate Rules Committee should get back to work.” –Michael Lonergan, spokesperson for Governor Susana Martinez.

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