New Mexico Gov. Martinez says she will attend GOP convention

Susana Martinez
(AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The nation’s only Latina governor says she will be attending the Republican National Convention amid anxiety within the party over the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday that she has a responsibility to attend the convention since she is the head of the Republican Governors Association. But she says she is concerned about the discord in the party over Trump.

The second-term Republican governor has criticized Trump’s proposal to build a bigger wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as a threat to international trade relations.

Martinez is a prominent Republican fundraiser in New Mexico and nationwide as chairwoman of the RGA, a fundraising arm of the GOP.

Martinez’s announcement comes as other high-profile Republicans say they are considering skipping the convention. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office said Monday he won’t attend.

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