|Michelle Lujan Grisham D-NM - Facebook|
The lavish gifts, including a free trip to Azerbaijan for Grisham and some of her staff, plus silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, were paid to Michelle Lujan Grisham and nine other congress members through the state-owned Azerbaijan oil company. It hasn't been disclosed so far why Azerbaijan would be interested in Michelle Lujan Grisham specifically. Her committee assignments don't appear to have much to do with Azerbaijan or its oil and gas industry. Perhaps it's that they tried to bribe everyone and Michelle Lujan Grisham, knowing the New Mexico media expends very little effort in holding politicians accountable and that its citizens are largely disengaged from such things, was just on of the ones who thought they could get away with it.
Note: Oil and gas, and just as critical, pipeline routes, have much to do with US involvement in the region
South Caspian basin. "AZER" = Azerbaijan