What a very sharp contrast between Democrat Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and Republican Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry.
You really have to commend Mayor Javier Gonzalez for standing up and voicing his support for members of his own community. Mayor Gonzales went on Fox News to be interviewed by Megyn Kelly to debunk the contention that sanctuary cities have more crime because of minorities and he defended Santa Fe’s Sanctuary City policy. Mayor Gonzalez showed real backbone and courage. Mayor Gonzalez was also there for his community and brought it together when he put together and led a vigil after the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Eight years ago, Berry campaigned on the platform that he would end Albuquerque’s Sanctuary City policy when none existed, but his right wing supporters had a traveling bill billboard condemning Mayor Martin Chavez for it. Berry also said he opposed marriage equality and that marriage could only be between a man and a woman and he declined to speak at the memorial service held by our LGBTQ community for the Orlando, Florida, shootings. Berry has also never participated in Gay Pride events.
People need to really remember actions of their elected officials that are so revealing of leadership.