New Mexico’s Congressional delegation is speaking out about the president’s comments following the meeting between President Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich in a statement saying in part the president “made it clear his allegiance is not with the American people.” Heinrich’s statement continues, “now is the time to choose country over party.”
In a shocking display of submissiveness, President Trump stood next to Vladimir Putin and made it clear that his allegiance is not with the American people. pic.twitter.com/rkMUYMX1kB— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) July 16, 2018
Fellow Democrat Senator Tom Udall calling it a stunning moment adding, the president “attacked the judgment and integrity of his own Intelligence Community”.
While the whole world was watching, @POTUS refused to defend the integrity of American democracy and instead parroted Russian propaganda. Millions of Americans want to know why. pic.twitter.com/adQ8gryoyY— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) July 16, 2018
Democrat Congressman Ben Ray Lujan tweeting “the president’s refusal to stand up to Putin signals permission to Russia that it is ok to interfere in future elections…”
The President’s refusal to stand up to Putin signals permission to Russia that it is ok to interfere in future elections. After today my Republican colleagues must decide if they will remain complicit or finally act to protect our democracy.— Ben Ray Lujan (@repbenraylujan) July 17, 2018
KRQE News 13 has reached out to New Mexico’s lone Republican U.S. lawmaker Congressman Steve Pearce for comment and have not yet received a response.