Albuquerque, NM – The Mick Rich for U.S. Senate campaign released the following statement on Democrat Martin Heinrich’s hypocrisy on the separation of immigrant families.

“Martin Heinrich is a blatant hypocrite for praising President Obama when he separated families at the border – and now attacking President Trump,” campaign spokesman Mike Lonergan said. “Heinrich’s trip to the border is a low-brow and cynical stunt; he must be held accountable for his hypocrisy.”


“President Barack Obama separated parents from their children at the border.” (McClatchy, Yes, Obama separated families at the border, too, 7/21/2018)

In 2014, Heinrich praised Obama Administration handling of immigrant families: “It was good to see that the facility is working well..[q]uite clean and humane.” – Senator Martin Heinrich (KOAT TV, Heinrich supports $3.7 billion request to alleviate border crisis, 7/12/2014)

In 2018, Heinrich attacks the Trump Administration’s handling of immigrant families: “…[I]t is incumbent on President Trump to fix the crisis that he created.” – Senator Martin Heinrich (Office of Senator Martin Heinrich Press Release, 6/20/18)