SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman says he did nothing improper with an email apparently hijacked from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign account.
Bregman issued a statement Thursday saying it was “reprehensible” for Martinez to “suggest or imply that I have done anything improper or violated any law.”
He used a Martinez staff email in a hearing for a state worker appealing his firing.
Bregman declined to say whether he knew the email was obtained illegally.
The FBI says the email was sent to Bregman from an account controlled by a Democratic consultant, who was in contact with another man charged with illegally taking control of the Martinez campaign email account. The consultant has worked for a political group with ties to Bregman.
Martinez says Bregman should explain his role.