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Gov.: Call for show of force ‘tone deaf’ (Dumb NM Dem Governor [Biden running mate?])
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 1, 2020 | Elise Kaplan

Posted on 06/02/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT by CedarDave

As riots, protests, and racial unrest erupt in cities across the country, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said her administration is more interested in keeping protesters safe and allowing their voices to be heard than in the show of force President Donald Trump urged governors to display during a conference call Monday morning.

The Washington Post, which obtained a recording of the call, reported that Trump berated the governors, called them “weak,” and said they would look like fools if they did not take back the streets.

“Militarizing our response is incredibly callous, dangerous and tone deaf,” Lujan Grisham said in a phone interview with the Journal on Monday. “I think the president is more interested in looking tough himself instead of solving problems, and that’s what these protesters are asking us to do is to commit to solve these problems.”

“The message the president wanted the governors to take away is ‘you’re weak if you don’t have a strong show of force’ and, again, I’m interested in solving people’s problems and doing something about racial inequalities,” she said. “It wasn’t a very effective call for me.”

The governor confirmed her administration has had discussions about deploying the National Guard to quell violence ...

“We have had discussions about what would have to happen in order for us to even consider it, and it would have to be about the safety of the officers who are trying to maintain the safety of the protesters,” Lujan Grisham said.

However, she said, protests and riots are a “serious public safety issue,” and the risk of spreading coronavirus at the gatherings is high. She said she was encouraged to hear that the vast majority of people at the earlier peaceful protest were wearing masks.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: albuquerque; lujangrisham; mayhem; michellelujangrisham; newmexico; riot
Basically she's saying "Nothing to see here, just move on." From another ABQ Journal article on the downtown riot Sunday night:

ioters shattered business windows and damaged other property across multiple Central Avenue blocks and, officials say, broke into the historic KiMo Theatre and climbed onto the roof. Thirty-three fires were set in the area and dozens of firearms were looted from at least one gun store, officials say. Police say shots were fired at them, although they did not provide any more information and no one was injured.
Riot breaks out following peaceful protest

1 posted on 06/02/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 06/02/2020 9:37:39 AM PDT by CedarDave (Wash your hands like you just peeled a sack of green chile and need to take out your contact lenses.)
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To: CedarDave

I get the feeling she’d take the same “ Cant we all get along” approach to dealing with Russia, China, Iran, North Korea...

3 posted on 06/02/2020 9:41:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Great Things Never Come from Comfort Zones)
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To: CedarDave

How do these fools get elected? The plan is to get over forty million people unemployed and pi$$ed off. Then have the Marxists destroy businesses to make sure the economy can’t come back until after election. It’s time to dig deeper into the virus lock down and riots/looting. There is something sinister going on.

4 posted on 06/02/2020 9:42:15 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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5 posted on 06/02/2020 9:45:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: CedarDave

She either does it or gets tossed aside.

6 posted on 06/02/2020 9:51:54 AM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: DarthVader

I think it is time for her to head over to a jewelry store and get some more bling. Open up the kraken.

7 posted on 06/02/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT by 2Dreamin
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To: CedarDave

Is she unaware that stores are being looted in broad daylight, and that the police are under attack?

8 posted on 06/02/2020 10:00:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: CedarDave

Eventually, some house or some business that she loves will be destroyed...and she still won’t care. For Dems, it’s party over people, business, family and friends.

9 posted on 06/02/2020 10:03:41 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

This weak-minded oaf is your typical LIB/leftist/DIM loser. What a feckless goof.

10 posted on 06/02/2020 10:11:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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11 posted on 06/02/2020 10:46:12 AM PDT by alabama_heart
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