Alaska Sen. Lora Reinbold, a vocal opponent of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic – and any mandatory mask-wearing orders – says folks traveling to Alaska from Outside should intentionally dodge mandatory COVID tests at airports.

The Eagle River Republican posted this on her personal Facebook page after a dust-up with what she called Alaska Airlines “mask bullies” over her wearing of a mask on a flight back to Alaska:

“Sneak by if you are bold (for) they cannot force you,” she wrote.

Urging people to “sneak” around mandatory COVID tests just as the virus spread is exploding is not something we would expect from a state senator, no matter whose, or what, political beliefs are involved.

With the number of COVID-19 cases spiraling upward and even tougher months expected ahead, we expect more from our representatives.

4 Responses to Really?

  1. al johnson November 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

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  2. Randy November 18, 2020 at 9:19 am

    On the contrary…I expect our representatives to stand up for our individual liberties in opposition to those who are actively and aggressively using fear tactics to usher in a “reset” in preparation for our new lives as serfs in the “kingdom” of the “elites”. This has never been about health, as any thinking person by now knows. Putting a piece of cloth over your face for hours on end does not protect others, it only jeopardizes your own health. There are hundreds if not thousands of health professionals who agree. Those who do not do so out of a desire to march in lock-step with their government and union masters for various reasons, political leanings or otherwise. “Duty before rights” is always the mantra of tyrants who wish to impose their will on others and can be found in speeches of people like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and the like. Ignorance of history and human affairs is to blame, and I for one will not acquiesce to those who wish me to set myself and my family on fire to keep them warm. Thank you, Senator Reinbold, for being a sadly rare voice of reason in an insane world.

  3. Dave November 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

    This article has the bias of paccoro all over it
    When asked yesterday on his radio program about how far is too far in regards to the “rules and restrictions ” , he was not ready to comply with a small gathering for thanksgiving. Question for mike
    You may very well create a “super spreader event ” in your home then affect and even kill members of your community. Are you ok with that?
    I.e. Your vitriol easily returns to the mouth it came from!
    Puts into question your fitness for a public radio program

  4. Whidbey Thedog November 18, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Indeed, like placing duty before rights.


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