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NM state official draws fires over hunger comment

September 25, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic legislative leader on Wednesday called for the resignation of Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier for her comments that there’s no “significant evidence of hunger in New Mexico.”

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez of Belen said the secretary’s comments in an email last week to members of a Hunger Task Force is an example of Squier’s “utter lack of understanding of what her job requires and the people she serves.”

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez continues to support Squier and sees no need for her to resign, spokesman Enrique Knell said.

Squier issued a statement saying her email was poorly Login to read more

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