New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham dismissed the protesters who showed up at her reelection campaign announcement as “QAnon lizard people.”
“I know it’s going to be loud, and I just have to say I’m sorry that we picked the same location that the QAnon lizard people meeting was at,” the Democrat said, laughing, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
“Raucous” protesters gathered outside the Albuquerque Museum to disrupt her press conference, the paper reported.
Signs carried at the protest read: “Governor, we are not your subjects,” “Open all Businesses now,” and “Stop obeying.”
“She’s being praised by [President] Biden for being one of the best people for locking down this country, and she’s being applauded for that, but we actually see that as tyranny because she actually forced people to not be able to work,” said John Ramacciotti, a gun-carrying protester and intensive-care nurse, said, according to the paper. “I feel like she really has hurt our people, our kids.”
Lujan Grisham’s campaign spokeswoman, Kendall Witmer, said the governor “certainly made the shortest speech she’s ever going to” — having cut it short on account of the protest.