On Tuesday night, after the Alamogordo City Commission meeting, Mayor Pro-Tem Nadia Sikes confronted Piñon Post editor and founder John Block, claiming the October 20, 2021 article written about her radical record was not factually accurate.
Once Block took his phone out to get the conversation on record, Sykes had a much different tone. Block asked her what was factually inaccurate specifically about the article, to which she claimed her abortion stance was not accurately portrayed, claiming full-term abortions rarely ever happen.
When pressed regarding her specific stance, she repeatedly said, “I’m pro-choice,” while dodging questions on if she supports any regulations whatsoever on abortion. Once she began backing away, Mr. Block pointed out his opinion that he hopes Ms. Sykes loses the election, to which she said, “What an a**hole” for all commissioners and the public to hear.
Despite her erroneous claim that the October 20 article was factually inaccurate, she has yet to formally request a retraction on any specific part she deemed to be supposedly inaccurate.
Block released the following statement following the altercation:
It’s a shame that a person like Ms. Sikes has attained any office of public trust, especially in the City of Alamogordo, a place where respect and family values are cherished. Ms. Sikes using profane words toward a constituent, much less a member of the press, automatically disqualifies her from this race and proves why she is not fit for any position of public trust.
The video recorded by Mr. Block of the incident is below: