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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Lujan Grisham Responds to President Trump's Inauguration Remarks

Jan 20, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s inauguration remarks:

“While President Trump reiterated his commitment to pay more attention to Americans who feel completely left behind, he didn’t offer a path forward. He failed to recognize the magnitude of this moment and he missed the opportunity to unify a divided country.

“We all have an obligation to work together to ensure everyone has the opportunity to find good jobs, get access to quality, affordable health care, and feel safe in their communities.

“Instead, the President reiterated an isolationist philosophy that goes against America’s core values. He continues to play to people’s worst fears, and in doing so, he jeopardizes America’s standing in the world.

“Nevertheless, I am prepared to work with the President and his team, and help them understand the challenges we face in New Mexico. We have critical federal infrastructure in the state and a proud workforce that helps to keep America safe and prosperous. We also have a diverse population that values all of our neighbors, including immigrants.

“I am always hopeful for the future of New Mexico, and I will do everything in my power to ensure our state is always represented in Washington.”