NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Tensions once again ran high in the Bernalillo County Commission chambers, as commissioners condemned their colleague Debbie O’Malley for resorting to name-calling at the last meeting. Charlene Pyskoty and two other commissioners approved a resolution, reaffirming the commission’s code of conduct requiring respectful communication.

It comes after last week when O’Malley called Pyskoty the “B” word, following a debate about the process for filling vacant legislative seats. Tuesday night, O’Malley apologized for her heated language but argued the issue is being blown out of proportion.


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“I don’t think it’s excusable behavior so I do want to apologize to her for that,” said O’Malley. “I’ve been witness to lots of conversations where people have used foul langue…I don’t make a big deal about it because, if we did, my goodness.”

Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada has called on O’Malley to resign. She has refused.