New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf tweeted late Monday that Griffin’s comments were racist and that he should resign his Otero County Commissioner seat.
“Nothing that happened on that mountain had anything to do with God,” Egolf wrote. “You are a racist. You need to resign. To invoke the Lord in defense of your disgusting statements is the antithesis of the teachings of Christ. Shame on you.”
U.S. Rep. and Democratic Senate candidate Ben Ray Luján called on Democrats and Republicans to denounce Griffin.
“In a racist rant that Commissioner Couy Griffin posted, he says…