Watch video of Rep. Leger Fernández’s leading the House of Representatives in a moment of silence Thursday to honor former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Watch videon here. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence Thursday to honor former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. She was joined by fellow Representatives Melanie Stansbury (NM-01) and Gabe Vasquez (NM-02).
Watch video of Rep. Leger Fernández’s speech and the moment of silence is here.
Excerpt from the Rep. Leger Fernández’s remarks:
“I am honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with my Hispanic Caucus hermánanos y hermanas today (Thursday).
We are sharing with each other, and hearing from so many of our colleagues moving and also fun stories of those who now serve in the people’s house, either as members or staff, because of Governor Richardson.
Bill, we do not merely stand in this well of the people’s house as you did for over 14 years.
We stand on your shoulders.
We stand because of giants like you who blazed the trail for countless Latinos to serve their country in our nation’s highest offices.”