A little over a week after saying two Sandoval County Commissioners violated their oaths by not voting for a resolution supporting referendum petitions on bills passed by the 2023 Legislature, District 2 Commissioner Jay Block is calling for those commissioners to be removed from office.

At the end of the Sept. 13 meeting, Block said District 1 Commissioner Katherine Bruch and District 5 Commissioner Joshua Jones violated their oath as commissioners by not voting for the resolution. Jones voted against it, and Bruch left her seat before the vote.

Thursday, Block, a Republican, said Bruch and Jones, both Democrats, should be removed from office.

“Radical Democrats despise the Constitution of the United States and our beautiful state of New Mexico. On the County Commission last week, we passed a resolution 3-2 affirming your rights under the New Mexico Constitution to have a referendum process,” Block said. “Two Democrats, Commissioners Bruch and Jones, voted no, violating their oath of office. They actually voted against the Constitution. Very un-American. They are complete embarrassments to their office and the people of Sandoval County. They should resign. There is no place for their hatred of the Constitution.”
Bruch and Jones did not respond to an email seeking comment.