Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he refuses to participate in any hearings led by her because she “misrepresents” the state’s COVID-19 response. And this from a governor who has staunchly resisted mask mandates.
In April, Reinbold was banned from flying on Alaska Airlines for refusing to wear a mask. So in September, she had to ask to be excused from her Senate duties for the remainder of the year—because Alaska Airlines is the only carrier available to take her nonsensical ass to the state Capitol in Juneau.
Alaska Airline spokesman Tim Thompson told the Anchorage Daily News, “We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy.”
In typical Karen style, a video of the incident shows Reinbold berating the airline staff, asking for their names and titles as they calmly explain that she must cover her nose and mouth with a mask in order to fly.
HuffPost reported that Reinbold has called Alaska Airlines “mask bullies.”
Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly finally passed a mask mandate in the city despite vehement protests against it. There were debates between protesters who were wearing Stars of David in order to link mask requirements with the cloth patches Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
The same protesters were represented by GOP lawmakers who recently tried to pressure the governor to force pharmacists to fill ivermectin scripts as a treatment for COVID-19 after many of them refused.