What about the Europeans in 1492?

“I wish we were discussing this in 1492,” Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, just told the group. Begaye is a Navajo lawmaker.

“Is that a bill number,” Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, cracked. Laughter.

“Can I make that a friendly amendment,” Begaye responded. More laughter.

That exchange is about it for levity in the discussion over whether New Mexico should stop issuing drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants.


About triptothecapitol

Trip Jennings is a Capitol reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
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