For Immediate Release
May 5, 2021
EMILYs List Calls on Moores to Denounce Violent NM GOP Tweet
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement following the New Mexico Republican Party’s violent and irresponsible tweet depicting NM-01 Republican nominee Mark Moores punching Democratic nominee Melanie Stansbury:
“This violent rhetoric from Mark Moores’ Republican party is deeply irresponsible and Moores should condemn it immediately. It is never appropriate to rally your political base around the idea of a man punching a woman so hard her head nearly comes off. This is a clear sign of how little the Republicans understand or have to offer women in New Mexico.”
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