“The Mexican” being Suzana Martinez, governor of the state of New Mexico.
A Republican legislator said she was verbally assailed by House Majority Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton during a committee break at the Capitol on Wednesday and that the Democratic leader angrily referred to Gov. Susana Martinez as “the Mexican on the Fourth Floor.”
Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, said Stapleton accused her of publicly questioning her (Stapleton’s) integrity during a recent controversy involving Albuquerque Public Schools, where Stapleton works as an administrator while also serving in the Legislature.
” ‘You’re carrying the water for the Mexican on the Fourth Floor,’ ” Espinoza quoted Stapleton as saying, referring to the controversy and the Republican governor.
“She said it three times right there” during a lunch break of the Legislative Education Study Committee, Espinoza said.
Here’s the Democrat in question’s website. If she were a Republican, this would soon be a national story replete with calls for the party leaders to distance themselves from this hateful figure. But we all know that’s not going to happen.
For the record, Gov. Martinez is of Mexican descent. But by birth she is a third generation Texan. Calling her “the Mexican” is a bit like calling me “the Englishman.” Or “the Cherokee” I guess. Not really an insult, but not really accurate either. Just evidence of an intolerant mind atop a loud mouth with nothing of worth to say.