New Mexico State Sen. Mark Moores condemned the “Breathe Act” on Newsmax TV Tuesday and accused his opponent in a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives of being an unabashed supporter of the measure. He derided the act as an “egregious, radical proposal” to fundamentally change law enforcement.
Moores’ comments to “The Chris Salcedo Show” come as he faces off against State Rep. Melanie Stansbury in an election to replace Deb Haaland, who left her seat to become secretary of the interior.
“It really tells you what the socialist agenda is moving forward,” he said. “Universal payments for everyone in the country, universal health care. But really where the egregious, radical proposals have to deal with law enforcement reform, calls for the elimination of the DEA, elimination of ICE, elimination of border patrol, getting rid of the penalty for illegally entering the country, and. . . calls for closing all federal prisons within 10 years.”
Part of what the Breathe Act calls for on their website is to “divest federal resources from incarceration and policing,” or as it’s commonly known, defund the police. More vaguely, it states it will “enhance the self-determination of all Black communities.” But upon closer inspection, a document from the