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New Mexico Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham doubled down on her comments calling protestors “QAnon Lizard People” Monday during a campaign launch event at the start of the month.

Outside the Albuquerque Museum’s outdoor amphitheater, Grisham was drowned out by protestors when she announced her pursuit for a second term in early June.

“I know it’s going to be loud, and I just have to say I’m sorry that we picked the same location that the QAnon lizard people meeting was at,” Grisham said.

Grisham, who officially launched her re-election campaign, acknowledges the noise:

“I’m sorry that we picked the same location that the QAnon lizard people meeting was at.” #NMGov pic.twitter.com/h5YP9pIs5M

— aaron navarro (@aaronlarnavarro) June 4, 2021

“In spite of that,” she continued, “I’m running for re-election for another four years.”

Grisham defended the remark this week in a one-on-one interview with KOB 4, a local Albuquerque outlet.

“I don’t [regret calling constituents QAnon lizard people] because I didn’t say it in a mean way,” Grisham said. “I wanted to make a lighthearted moment about a conspiracy theorist. I didn’t call a person a name, nobody got arrested.”

The off-color remark came on the heels of a series of scandals to plague the New Mexico governor as she runs for re-election next year.

Scandals range from potentially illegal issues of transparency within state agencies at her direction to upwards of $6,500 in groceries delivered to her residence out of a state fund while the governor’s subjects were forced to wait in lines at capacity-limited stores under lockdown orders.

Last year, Grisham also became the face of lockdown hypocrisy when she reportedly opened up a jewelry shop shut down under her own rules to purchase expensive jewels, according to a local Albuquerque outlet.

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