BREAKING NEWS – Santa Fe, New Mexico – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham reportedly made a purchase from a retail jewelry store last month, at the same time she ordered many industries to temporarily close following her statewide public health order.

Grisham, a Democrat, stressed in April that New Mexicans needed to stay home and should only leave to purchase essential items such as food and medical supplies, KRQE-TV reported.

“We are in really tough financial times as a state. It mirrors the incredible, personal sacrifices that happen every single day because people have limited their ability to work, telecommuting and many people, in fact, have lost their jobs,” she said April 3.

Days after her remarks, however, she called an employee at the Lilly Barrack jewelry shop in Albuquerque — where she has a longstanding relationship — to make a purchase.

Governor Grisham explained her action. “I run this state, and I should be very pretty in public all the time, thus I need to accessorize. If I am not allowed to buy new jewelry to improve my appearance, I might start to resemble some of the women that I ordered to stay at home… who used to look nice.”

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