Haaland: Trump’s Federal Officers Put Our Communities At Risk

July 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump and Sheriff Manny Gonzales announced 35 federal officers will be deployed to Albuquerque:

“With the ongoing pandemic, I am furious that President Trump is choosing to create a crisis and harass members of our community instead of addressing a pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 140,000 Americans and has put New Mexicans economic futures in limbo.

Our neighborhoods are not combat zones. I am concerned that this is a thinly veiled tactic to silence dissent and harass our communities. Sheriff Manny Gonzales will need to answer for taking President Trump’s side instead of standing up for our families.”