Governor reflects on DNC speech, dispels rumors about VP speculation | KOB 4

Governor reflects on DNC speech, dispels rumors about VP speculation

Chris Ramirez
Updated: August 20, 2020 06:09 PM
Created: August 20, 2020 04:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the country Thursday night during the Democratic National Convention.

She spoke about the importance of clean energy from a solar field in northern New Mexico.


"I'm proud that New Mexico has shown what climate leadership looks like. While the Trump Administration has been eliminating environmental protections, we've expanded them," the governor said in her speech.

The governor has been widely praised, especially among Democrats, for how she's handled the COVID-19 crisis. She addressed why spoke more about the environment and less about issues related to health during the convention.

"Since we are leading the nation in both wind energy investments and climate change and addressing that significantly, I fight with Jay Inslee all the time about who is doing it better, I think it was a place for them to showcase how to help minority communities and leadership in the state," Gov. Lujan Grisham said.

The prominent spot as a DNC speaker lead many to wonder whether the governor would take a position in the Biden administration if he is elected president. She said she doesn't know what the future holds, but she added that she enjoys her job as governor. 

"I expect to be in the mix about what they need to do in HHS and the Center for Medicare Services," the governor said. "I don't have a crystal ball that New Mexicans will invite me to stay another four years. I hope they do. This is where I want to be and this is where you can make the most difference."

The governor also addressed rumors about whether she was considered for the vice president job. The governor said she never spoke to the Biden campaign about the VP spot.

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