CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was in the Land of Enchantment at a rally for New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti. The event started around 4:00 p.m. at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center in Carlsbad.

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Governor DeSantis spoke on a wide variety of issues including New Mexico’s response to COVID, vaccine mandates, border security, and energy independence among other topics. He also spoke on the FBI’s investigation into former President Donald Trump and called on Congress to look into the Justice Department and FBI. “The reason why they’ve been able to get to this point is because Congress does not hold them accountable, the founders put checks and balances in the constitution. If we elect people to congress who are willing to use those authorities, you can bring those wayward agencies to heel,” said Gov. DeSantis.

Congresswoman Yvette Herrell was also at the rally. She’s seeking re-election for her District 2 seat.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico says DeSantis is bad for the state. “His signature accomplishment as governor being the homophobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill and his unrelenting attacks on women and their doctors,” said DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez. “I tell you, it’s a new low for Ronchetti and Herrel to jump at the opportunity to rub shoulders with DeSantis.”