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 Ryan said that Romney's statement was "obviously inarticulate."