Election 2020 New Mexico

Yvette Herrell

U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico is one of four Republicans the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is targeting in a new digital ad designed to link them to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"When an extremist mob attacked the Capitol, Congresswoman Yvette Herrell was forced to hide," a narrator says in the 30-second ad. "But hours later, with blood still on the floors of the Capitol, she voted with Trump and helped spread the same lies that left a police officer dead and many others injured."

The ad, which includes footage of the riot and the mob clashing with police, will run initially for one week on Facebook in English and Spanish.

“Rep. Yvette Herrell led a misinformation campaign and helped spread the 'Big Lie' on social media and conservative news media outlets by sowing doubt about the presidential election results," U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, chairman of the political action committee, said in a statement. "She tried to undermine our democracy and, in doing so, she helped incite the insurrection."

Other Republican members of Congress who are being targeted in digital ads in their respective states are U.S. Reps. Mike Garcia of California, Carlos Giménez of Florida and Beth Van Duyne of Texas.

(9) comments

John Cook

Joe Monahan reports that Xochitl Torres Small may well be appointed Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development. If she gets such a big job with Agriculture then she certainly isn't running for CD2 next year. With the Hispanic caucus running these ads it makes me wonder if Joe Cervantes of Las Cruces may be eying the race.

Dustin Seifert

With nothing positive to report from the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, we get this junk? Seems like a losing strategy heading into the midterms.

Stefanie Beninato

Nothing positive in the first 100 days. LOL Where have you been?

Elizabeth Pettus

Let’s not confuse things with reality...lol. Good point.

Edwina Gardner

The House passed a bill Tuesday that aims to stem a spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The vote was 364-62. Guess who was on the list of the 62 Republicans who voted against it The bill passed the Senate last month with only one vote against it. It is apparent who Ms. Herrell supports. But of course, she also is concerned with the oil industry and the production of panty hose.

J Steve Davis

I don't care what side of the argument you're on. . .Journalism 101 mandates that the story at least get a response from the "other side". This is lazy, cheesy, uniformed journalism. We deserve better from the New Mexican. For gosh sakes, we're a state capital with a newspaper that undermines our status.

David Ford

I think we already know the lie they would tell, same one since Jan 6th....

Angel Ortiz


Russell Scanlon

I hope that every one of these GOP gullible traitors and fools are voted out of office.

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