Online petition seeks impeachment of border governor

February 12, 2019
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La gobernadora de Nuevo México Michelle Lujan Grisham promulga un proyecto de ley, el lunes 4 de febrero de 2018, en Santa Fe, Nuevo México. (AP Foto/Morgan Lee)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An online petition has been launched to impeach the Democratic governor of New Mexico over her decision to withdraw National Guard troops from the border with Mexico.

As of Tuesday, more than 30,000 people had endorsed the online petition that urges a Republican state legislator to charge Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with treason for aiding illegal entry into the country.

Lujan Grisham has ordered all but a dozen New Mexico National Guard troops to return from the border in a move that challenges President Trump’s description of a security crisis. California Gov. Gavin Newsom also has ordered the withdrawal of most state National Guard troops from the border.

The creator of the impeachment petition against Lujan Grisham identified himself as John Daniel of Ruidoso. He could not immediately be reached.

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