MLG’s Comms staffer attempts to justify job creation claims

Normally we wouldn’t make an entire post about a single tweet, but when Gov. Lujan Grisham claims, as she did in her latest budget, that This administration has created more jobs during the pandemic than the prior administration created in eight years – roughly 40,000 in the last year alone,” and you simply can’t find the same data, this kind of thing is interesting.

Notably, Susana Martinez was New Mexico’s Gov. from January of 2011 until December of 2018. For some reason Witmer arbitrarily omits the first two years of Martinez’s term. She is even more blatant in manipulating Lujan Grisham’s as she begins in April 2020 at the peak of the COVID panic. See the chart below her Tweet to see the FULL jobs picture.