Judge quashes New Mexico congresswoman’s restraining order
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has quashed a restraining order obtained by New Mexico Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham against a former intern.
Lujan Grisham applied for the restraining order after Riley Del Rey disrupted her speeches at the recent state Democratic Party’s preprimary convention and another event.
In an order issued late last week, Judge Clay Campbell wrote that Del Rey has a constitutional right to political speech and isn’t accused of making any threats of violence against the congresswoman.
Del Rey is facing allegations that she became violent as officers removed her from the convention, where she shouted and sounded an air horn to disrupt the congresswoman’s speech.
Del Rey contends she was discriminated against and fired from her internship in 2015 for being transgender.