(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Democrats just won a special election in New Mexico on Tuesday, with Democrat Melania Stansbury winning the race and becoming the latest Democrat to join Congress. Out of a four-way race to fill the seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Stansbury came a clear first.
She built her campaign around pushing dangerous climate change policies and supporting Biden’s so-called “infrastructure” plan.
Appearing on stage and celebrating her win, Stansbury said that the determination that pushed her to campaign so hard came from her mother who worked as a mechanic and in a denim factory. She said that the country “demands” that she steps up and find solutions for her community, in a vague and extremely politician-like speech.
The successful Democratic candidate also pushed for a $15 minimum wage and perpetuated the false narrative that the United States does not already have racial equality. She supported the police “reform” push and sided firmly with Black Lives Matter despite the ongoing violence and riots from Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists.
Deb Haaland is currently the United States Secretary of the Interior. She served as a U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District between 2019 and 2021 before being tapped to join the Biden administration.
So while it’s obviously bad news for the Republicans, it’s not like the party lost a seat in Arizona.
This week’s election is just one of a number of specialist elections to fill vacancies in Congress before the 2022 midterm elections. Before Tuesday, Democrats had a tiny 219-211 majority, which has just been strengthened a little by Stansbury’s election.
Further upcoming special elections could prove invaluable to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whose grip over the way that her Democratic colleagues vote has become even firmer in recent years as she clings onto her tiny majority.