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Las Cruces City Council unanimously votes to condemn U.S. Rep. Herrell’s rejection of electoral votes

Yvette Herrell, southern New Mexico's congressional representative.
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Yvette Herrell, southern New Mexico's congressional representative.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Members of the Las Cruces City Council unanimously voiced their opposition to U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell's rejection of electoral votes that certified Joe Biden's presidency.

In her first speech in Congress, the newly elected Republican congresswoman objected to counting the electoral votes from Pennsylvania and Arizona, saying the actions "disenfranchised" her constituents.

In an interview last month with ABC-7, Herrell did not state whether she agrees with former President Trump's unfounded claims that the election was "stolen."

"I feel that the electoral votes were counted and they were certified by Congress and we will have a new president in office on January 20th," Herrell told ABC-7 last month.

The Las Cruces City Council passed a resolution in "support of American democracy" and "condemning Congresswoman Yvette Herrell's votes to reject the electoral votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania."

"All elected officials must also respect the proper authority and roles of each branch of the government while serving in their elected role," the resolution reads. "Any actions in opposition to these mandates may be viewed as a dereliction of duty or may serve to weaken the role of established governmental procedures and institutions."

Herrell’s office issued the following statement on the council vote:

“Why is the Las Cruces City Council wasting time on this when both an immigration and funding crisis is headed their way thanks to the Biden administration’s actions to weaken border security and destroy more than a third of New Mexico’s annual state revenue?

Congresswoman Herrell is focused on what matters to New Mexicans– their safety, their jobs, and their children’s futures. Instead of drafting meaningless resolutions, the congresswoman has introduced two bills so far to maintain critical border health protections and save the industry and jobs that provide more than billion dollars in education funding for New Mexico schools each year.

The city council should follow the congresswoman’s lead and get to work solving the number of challenges their community faces.”

Below you can watch the Las Cruces council meeting where this resolution was discussed and approved.

Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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7 Comments

  1. Why is Las Cruces wasting time and money on this? Don’t they have more important issues to address like failing schools, high unemployment & poverty?

  2. Gabe Vasquez is a cuck and needs to move on from this. We get it you don’t like people disagreeing with you. These are the same councilors who wanted to arrest and fine people during their lock down. Meanwhile they did absolutely ZERO for the community. Meanwhile Cruces is becoming little Abq and Gabe wants to fight with Herrel, get over it Gabe. And I voted for xotchil but Vasquez is a vengeful dude he needs to let it go much much much more things that are far more important to be addressed in that city

  3. Sheesh, I guess no one is allowed to have a differing opinion any more without somebody being offended. What a bunch of juvenile cry babies! Adults can generally have conflicting opinions and still get along. I guess the LC city council is populated by children.

    1. That’s the new democratic party. Do what we say and think what we think or we will cancel you and try to ruin your life. NOT the party of unity that’s for sure.

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