Steve Pearce is standing by his man.
Although GOP support for President Donald Trump has begun to falter on the national level after last week’s deadly Capitol invasion, Pearce, the head of the New Mexico Republican Party, said his loyalty to the president remains steadfast.
In a Twitter post Saturday, Pearce said Trump “will be our President FOREVER and no one can take that away from us.”
The message has since been deleted, but in an interview Tuesday, Pearce mounted a defense of the president, contending Trump’s accomplishments far outweigh anything for which he could be criticized. The state GOP chairman was unwilling to acknowledge Trump may have played a crucial role in the stunning attack on the Capitol, where five people died and many of the nation’s elected leaders took cover in fear for their lives.
But these events forced Pearce into an odd form of communications gymnastics — with the onetime congressman from Hobbs condemning…