DPNM Newsletter Highlights Success of Anti-DWI Bills that Democrat Leadership Voted Against
Albuquerque, NM – In the Monday, March 7 issue of their newsletter, The Democratic Party of New Mexico highlighted the success of SB 118, which 14 Democrats in the legislature, including Senate Democrat boss Michael Sanchez, voted against. Senate Democrats also killed several house bills that would have increased penalties for DWIs, including HBs 81, 82, and 83.
“We agree with the Democrats that New Mexico ‘truly needs this type of reform,’ but we expect their actions in the legislative session to match their rhetoric during campaign season,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Spokesman Tucker Keene. “When Democrats in the Senate kill every DWI bill the House sends them, they cannot claim to be serious on this issue, especially when Democrat party leadership voted against the bill they claim as a success.”
Democrat Senators Gerald Ortiz y Pino and Michael Sanchez voted against the bill, as well as 12 Democrat House members including senior members Gail Chasey and Miguel Garcia, as well as Andres Romero, whom DPNM had profiled as a rising star in a newsletter a week earlier.
Republicans in both the House and Senate voted unanimously in favor of the bill.