By Justin Sink
The New Mexico governor went on to defend the social safety net, which some Republicans have criticized in recent campaign speeches defending Romney's remarks.
"I think, certainly the fact that New Mexico provides that safety net is a good thing," Martinez said.
Other Republicans have conceded that Romney's remarks were poorly worded. In an interview Tuesday with KNRV-TV, running mate Paul RyanPaul RyanPoll: GOP has edge for open Wis. House seat In six new sanctuary states, Americans put at risk What the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress MORE said that Romney's statement was "obviously inarticulate."