What They’re Saying: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Democratic National Convention Speech

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Lujan Grisham Hailed As A “Heavy Hitter,” Received A “Brava!” From New Mexicans

Last night, DGA Vice Chair New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Gov. Lujan Grisham, speaking in front of a solar array, touted New Mexico’s renewable energy initiatives, called for action on climate change, and stressed the need for a federal government commitment to clean jobs and clean energy. The governor criticized President Trump for rolling back environmental protections and said Joe Biden will lead America and the world into a clean, green 21st century. 

She said, “The choice is clear, the choice is Joe Biden.”

See what they’re saying about Gov. Lujan Grisham’s exciting speech:

Michael Gerstein, Santa Fe New Mexican: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took center stage Wednesday at the top of a lineup of party heavy hitters on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, stressing the need to invest in clean energy jobs to avert ‘the environmental annihilation’ posed by President Donald Trump’s administration.”

Kyle Kondik, Sabato’s Crystal Ball: The parties do use their conventions to identify up-and-coming talentLujan Grisham certainly qualifies, given that she also was in the mix to be the vice presidential nominee.”

Rachel Knapp, KRQE: It was a big night for New Mexico. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was in the national spotlight, taking the virtual stage at the Democratic National Convention. The governor boasted about New Mexico’s steps towards renewable energy.”

Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal: “Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham touted New Mexico’s renewable energy potential during a prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, while also delivering an environmental broadside against President Donald Trump.”

David Romero, KRQE: “Governor Lujan Grisham delivered a two minute speech from Northern New Mexico, where she boasted about the state’s initiative towards renewable energy and our response to COVID-19.”

Brianna Wilson, KOB4: “She said New Mexico has gone against the Trump administration to expand environmental protections and is committed to a renewable energy future. She also said Joe Biden would step up to fight climate change.”

Mary Louise Kelly, NPR: “Democrats from around the country are making their case to the American people this week. Tomorrow night, a group of high-profile female leaders in the party will take the virtual stage at the Democratic National Convention – among them, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.”

Julia Goldberg, Santa Fe Reporter: “Speaking in front of a solar array at Northern New Mexico Community College’s El Rito campus, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham touted the state’s approach to fighting COVID-19 and the climate crisis during her quick speech during last night’s Democratic National Convention.”

Norma Gray: @GovMLG Wonderful speech for the Democratic Convention-thank you-we’re proud New Mexicans!”

Linda Smith: I’m proud that New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will be speaking Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. She has worked hard to control and reduce cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico.Brava!”