A secret recording was leaked on Friday showing New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham slamming Joe Biden’s border policies, but not for the reason one might think. Her anger at the administration wasn’t for not securing the border. Instead, her anger was being pointed at Border Patrol agents for doing their job and seizing drugs.


How this recording made it into the public eye is not yet known, but as you’ll see, this isn’t going to help her already-shot credibility. 

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LUJAN GRISHAM: I’m going to put extra borders going and beyond, for the love of God, put him at the border in Sunland Park where I don’t have a single border patrol agent, not one, and people pour over, and so I’m cranky with the secretary. He knew that was coming, he did not say a word to me. Politico wants to write an article. Every single major press group is asking repeatedly, basically accusing me of being feckless, and uh, Huffington Post, I mean, they’re all going to write about it. 

They’re saying that they are worried about fentanyl so they’re taking all of our cannibis, and they tried to, and they’re detaining people. We’ve never done that. We just use discretion, and look the other way. But the press also knows that the bad Border Patrol is taking a hard stance, and the only way is either we have to adjust it or I have to send you a letter saying, “You’re persecuting the states, you are not using your discretion, you are not working with me on immigration,” and I don’t want to send that letter, but I’m boxed in hard. 


Her words are just incredible. With all the problems in New Mexico and at the Southern Border, her concern is about the supposed bad press she may receive from drug shipments being seized. In her comments, she expressed outrage that the “bad Border Patrol” are doing their jobs and taking cannabis shipments when they stop vehicles. 

For full context, she appears to be talking about in-state-grown marijuana, which Democrats have deemed “legal” in the state. Federal law still prohibits it, though. It is not the Border Patrol’s place to “look the other way” and break the law to help out a left-wing governor’s drug trade.

LUJAN GRISHAM: Here’s what also the secretary said to me, just so you know: “Oh, who cares? They make a lot of money.” Well, first of all, (inaudible) so I was really offended by that. Shame on him, and then secondly, we’re the only state that lets baby producers in. If they lose a load, their business goes belly up. Yeah, I thought that was really inappropriate. Whatever you all want to do about that, it was really inappropriate. 

Yeah, if you can, I’ve held off the press so I’ll send it to you. You know I got a nasty “The governor is feckless, and she’s going to let Biden walk all over her.” I can’t have that.

It is incredibly tone-deaf to whine about the Biden administration, not for its horrible pro-illegal immigration policies, but for some rank-and-file agents doing what they swore to do, which is uphold the laws as they stand today. Lujan Grisham is more worried about facilitating drugs in her state than helping her residents, and that says a lot about her failed tenure as governor. 


I understand that New Mexico legalized marijuana, but as long as it remains illegal federally, there will be the risk of seizure by federal agents. Border Patrol agents are under incredible stress, and they don’t have the resources to figure out who is working for a “baby producer” and who is working for the drug cartels when they make a stop. That Lujan Grisham is furious about that and not the actual border crisis is ludicrous.