More Calls For PRC Member To Resign

New Mexico – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Tuesday joined the call for embattled commissioner Jerome Block Jr. to resign while a statehouse leader raised the prospect of impeachment with a letter calling for a legislative probe.

House Minority Leader Tom Taylor sent a letter Tuesday to Speaker of the House Ben Lujan asking that he appoint a special, bipartisan committee to convene during the upcoming special session to review the allegations against Block, which include misuse of campaign funds and a state credit card. Santa Fe police say he is also a suspect in a stolen car case.

Because he was elected, Block can only be removed by the state Supreme Court or legislative impeachment.

Taylor's spokesman said the word impeachment was not used, but that could be one outcome of any legislative probe.

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