Republican lawmakers have lodged an impeachment resolution against Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Democratic governor of New Mexico, due to her unconstitutional gun control order. In September, Governor Grisham attempted to unilaterally enforce stringent gun control measures in Albuquerque. She utilized executive action and a questionable public health order that prohibited the carrying of firearms, whether licensed or not, in most parts of the metropolitan area.

As reported by Fox News, two Republican lawmakers in the state legislature have now taken action to impeach Grisham and remove her from office, following through on their previous warning of consequences for her unconstitutional actions.

Despite facing significant criticism, the governor’s emergency order, which was significantly scaled back, has been partially implemented by a court while various legal challenges against it are still pending. According to Fox News, the impeachment resolution against Governor Grisham was filed on Wednesday by New Mexico State Representatives John Block and Stefani Lord. Both lawmakers have vehemently protested that the governor’s order flagrantly violated and encroached upon the fundamental rights of New Mexican citizens.

“The rights of New Mexicans are not up for debate, and no matter how hard Lujan Grisham tries to violate the Constitution, she will never succeed,” Lord told the media outlet.

She added, “I stood firm against her tyranny when she tried to use a Covid health order to take our guns, and I will continue to stand firm against her continued attempts to destroy our Republic.”

Block shared a photo of the resolution and wrote:

“Today, @Lord4NM and I officially filed articles of impeachment against @GovMLG for her malfeasance in office by flagrantly breaking her oath to the Constitution by infringing upon New Mexicans’ inalienable rights.”

KRQE, a local media outlet, has reported on the impeachment resolution filed against Governor Grisham by Representatives Block and Lord. The Republicans had previously expressed their intention to impeach Grisham after she announced a gun control order in September, in response to a rise in gun violence in the state. However, the chances of success for their impeachment effort seem to be slim. The Democrats maintain majority control in both chambers of the New Mexico legislature.

Therefore, for the Republican minority to achieve their goal of removing Grisham from office, they would need to convince a majority of the House to pass the resolution. Additionally, they would have to persuade two-thirds of the Senate to vote for the governor’s conviction in a trial overseen by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shannon Bacon.

Rep. Lord told KRQE:

“When Governor Lujan Grisham, when she said that her oath is not absolute, that opened her up to impeachment.

“So we had started that process through the summer, and now we are bringing it back now.”

Rep. Block said to the outlet, “What she said is so inexcusable, it would be hard for even the best attorney on planet Earth to save her.”

The statement released by the governor’s office emphasized their preparedness to counteract the “embarrassing” endeavors of the legislators, who prioritized political theatrics over their duty to serve the communities.

“There’s not much to say in direct response to this inane effort,” the statement added.