Democrat to Pro-Life Hispanic Gov Susana Martinez: “Send Her Back Where She Came From”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 30, 2014   |   1:23PM   |   Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber told a group of political supporters that state voters need to send pro-life Gov. Susana Martinez back to “wherever she really came from.”

The Weekly Standard reports:

“So I’m asking you for your help, we need to make Susana Martinez a one-term governor. We need to send her back to wherever she really came from,” says Webber in a video obtained by The Weekly Standard. “I suspect it’s Texas. And that would be good for Texas and that would be good for New Mexico.”

alanwebberMartinez, during the 2010 election campaign, gave an interview with New Mexico In Focus where she explained her pro-life views.

“I’m pro-life, I have seen what abortion can do to a woman and when there isn’t a lot of thought being given, when it’s simple,” she said. “I’ve seen women who see abortion as a method of contraception instead of the thoughtful process that it absolutely deserves without the other alternative being discussed. I do oppose partial birth abortion. I think that is atrocious, that child is partial birth, you are born and then you are killed, and that is atrocious. That is a late term abortion and I don’t support that.”

Martinez was also endorsed by the pro-life organizations Right to Life Committee of New Mexico and Susan B. Anthony List.

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Martinez is a former district attorney and she and her husband, Chuck Franco, who is in law enforcement as undersheriff of Dona Ana County, are both examples of the kind of people who come from Mexico to the United States and do it right. Richardson’s mother was Mexican, and he lived and worked in Mexico City, the Times indicates, while Martinez who grew up along the border, is also Mexican-American.

In 2010, Martinez cruised to victory in the New Mexico gubernatorial race, despite the state’s blue tendencies. President Obama carried the state by 15 points in 2008. Susana was first elected District Attorney in 1996. She was re-elected three times, running unopposed for the office in 2008. Martinez has twice been named New Mexico’s “Prosecutor of the Year.”