"I am the governor of the state of New Mexico... I'm sitting in there with my sister, who is disabled, and about six other people eating pizza" Susana Martinez tells 911.
Updated with statement from governor’s spokesman
KRQE-TV and New Mexico Political Report have published 911 recordings of Gov. Susana Martinez calling Santa Fe police to “call off your officers” from a loud party complaint against some of her staffers at a Santa Fe hotel.
The governor demands to know why the dispatcher will not give her the name of the complainant. The governor appears to have made the call from the hotel room in question. A hotel employee reported to the governor that the room’s occupants had been warned by hotel security they were making too much noise and had to leave.
In the recording, the governor bristles when hotel personnel and 911 dispatchers won’t tell her who made the noise complaint. She also disputes a hotel employee’s account that the room’s occupants had been throwing bottles off the room’s balcony.
She demands to know who’s in charge and why three police officers were dispatched to the room.
“Why can you not. It’s public record. Give it to me!” the governor demands when the 911 dispatcher won’t tell her who made the complaint and tries to connect Martinez with his supervisor.
“The episode began with a phone call at 1:31 a.m. from the front desk at the four-star Eldorado. The front desk attendant told police she’d received several complaints from hotel guests about a fourth-floor room that had been “partying” and throwing bottles off the balcony. The attendant said hotel staff had warned the partiers and told them to leave and now wanted the guests to be kicked out….
The dispatcher, unaware that the governor was at the hotel for a holiday staff party, seems confused by the fact that the governor is on the other end of the line. The conversation continues as the governor begins a several-minute-long effort to find out what room had been complaining about the noise from here fourth-floor room.”
“Everyone has that one co-worker or cousin who gets a little too tipsy at the holiday party, but Gov.Martinez just took it to a whole new level,” ProgressNowNM. org wrote in an email. “When the staff of the El Dorado Hotel called Santa Fe police last weekend to evict the partiers in room 465, the partier-in-chief called 9-1-1 herself demanding to know why they were coming.
“I am the governor of the state of New Mexico… I’m sitting in there with my sister, who is disabled, and about six other people eating pizza,” Susana Martinez tells 911.
This afternoon, Chris Sanchez, the governor’s spokesman, issued this statement: