September 27, 2019 – This week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi officially announced an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump. Two of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are on the record supporting impeachment proceedings: Ben Ray Lujan and Deb Haaland. But, the state’s 2nd Congressional District Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is playing her cards close to the vest. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists talk about what role our congressional delegation should play in any impeachment proceedings, and what the impact of all this might be heading into an election year in 2020.
Line Panelists: Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
December 21, 2018 -The time has come to unveil New Mexico in Focus’s top story of 2018, with the help of host Gene Grant and an all-journalist Line opinion panel. Coming in at number 1 is the “Blue Wave” that swallowed up this year’s midterm elections. Not only did the Democrats take back the Governor’s seat with Michelle Lujan Grisham’s big win over Steve Pearce, but the entire congressional delegation is now blue. And, there were plenty of firsts in the midterms as well, highlighted by Deb Haaland’s win in the first congressional district, making her one of the first female Native Americans ever to serve in the U.S. Congress. The Line panelists talk about what led to the democratic dominance, and what it all means for the state headed in to an all important 60-day legislative session.
Line Panelists: Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jeff Proctor, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter and New Mexico in Depth