Assemblyman Constant goes next-level, accuses Downing of inciting murder

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By SCOTT LEVESQUE

Anchorage Assembly member Christopher Constant has accused Must Read Alaska publisher Suzanne Downing of trying to get the Assembly “killed.”

In a bizarre Twitter response on Wednesday, Constant replied to a criticism by a left-leaning commentator who was critical of a Must Read Alaska story detailing Dustin Darden’s arrest at the Tuesday Anchorage Assembly meeting.

“She’s literally trying to get us killed,” Constant wrote in his response. Literally.

The article in question focused on Assembly Chairman Felix Rivera’s double standard when enforcing rules of decorum in the Assembly meeting room.

During the summer, Chair Felix Rivera tolerated two transgenders who conducted a lie-down protest in front of the dais.

The report on the incident involving Darden provided readers context for the Assembly’s liberal majority cracking down on conservative viewpoints and criticism. 

The tweet sheds light on Constant’s continuing lack of self-awareness, extending beyond his behavior at Tuesday’s Assembly meeting, when he complained that the public was using his name in testimony and pointing.

On numerous occasions, Constant has shut down public testimony critical of his job performance or public policy positions, only to criticize the public sanctimoniously.

In June, he badgered a rabbi in Anchorage by asking him if he agreed that putting the homeless behind a fence would be a good final solution to the Anchorage problem of homelessness. He later apologized.

Now, Constant is accusing a citizen journalist of provoking murder. It’s not the first time he has singled out Downing. Years earlier, he called her the C-word on Facebook, apologizing a few days later after being criticized by women on Facebook.

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  1. I agree with Chris Constant. You and other contributors are trying to incite people into making trouble. [Link deleted by moderator].
    And I don’t think many of you believe what you’re saying. You’re smarter than that. You just find it fun to harass those who don’t support Trump. It’s really unconscionable to inflame people, especially unstable people with guns. Respect the science. Protect the most vulnerable by supporting health mandates. Or as the First Lady says, “Be Best.”

    • This comment is hilarious! The perception/perspective of FEAR is strong with this one.

      People are not riled up because you hate Trump, or because MRAK says to be. People are upset because they are losing everything with mandates that are obviously useless.

      You are wrong to think people don’t believe what they say. They actually know their constitutional rights.

      How many unstable people with guns do you know anyway? That’s just a weird comment!

      The mandates didn’t stop the substitute Mayor from getting Covid.

    • Oh please. All the inciting of violence toward Trump voters & conservatives these past four years makes your comment ridiculous. .

    • Patrice you have got to be kidding! Or at least I hope your are if not make a stop by API! These Assembly members have forgotten that they work for us and not rule us! They can not explain the the numbers or better said lack there of, so they just want everyone to shut up and follow blindly. Not happen! Mr. Constant needs to research what slander is!

    • The science does not support lockdowns. Quit making things up.

      Lockdowns have destroyed small businesses across the nation. The vulnerable should be protected and those in demographics with very low risk of mortality should go about their normal lives. “Unstable people with guns”??? Gun owners have shown themselves to be extraordinarily stable in the face of Leftist provocations in 2020. Having your business burned and looted by Democrat voters (BLM/ Antifa) is surely a test of gun owners stability.

    • Let’s see where is all the hate and violence coming from? Oh,that’s right the liberals. BLM and Antifa burning, looting, destroying, rioting, etc. If you don’t agree with EVERYTHING the left wants, it is hate or racist!

      I better be careful, my comment may be construed as “LITERALLY” wanting people murdered! Stupidity!

    • Patrice, like most deranged and clueless leftists (but I repeat myself), you are utterly disconnected from reality, and swimming in hypocrisy — particularly when it is Democrats who are currently talking about putting Trump supporters and voters into “re-education camps”, and subjected them to indefinite harassment.

      My God, are you people dangerous and insane! Leftism is indeed a mental illness.
      Doctor, heal thyself.

    • Really, you people are wonderful with deceptive double-speak and mis-direction. As we’ve seen just the past few days, your corporate news lackeys have finally had to report on your Constant lack of ethics, and report on the real corruption between yourselves and the most repressive, violent and disgusting society on the face of the planet, Communist China; featuring the entire Biden clan, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, and staring Bang-Bang. Start following the (political) science, not the corporate propaganda you hear on NPR on the way to your 501c gig for goodness sake……..

    • Pretty sure you’re off base with your remark but if that’s your opinion then so be it! But I’ll tell you what people are losing their business and homes by this Assembly and if you think they are not going to fight back when they have nothing to lose you better rethink it! Keep doing a great job Suzanne as non of the other media offer anything but lies!

    • What world are you living in Ms Parker? It has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with people losing their livihoods and homes. The Assembly has repeatedly violated the our constitutional rights as well as our own city charter. It is sad that you as a citizen of the US and Anchorage…are not only are ignorant of this, but seem content to remain so. This Assembly has acted with great disregard, open condescension and hostility toward the people whom they are supposed to represent. (With only one or two exceptions). The people standing in line waiting to speak at the meetings and the people standing in the cold outside, with signs and flags, would all much rather be at home. But they have the courage and fortitude to step out of their comfort zone, stand up and speak out for their rights. They have lost jobs, have children struggling without school, they worry about paying mortgages and making ends meet. Many have lost or are losing their entire business. They are also worried about friends and family in the same circumstances. THAT is what they are saying Ms Parker…and yes.. WE DO BELIEVE IT. So…what are you doing Ms Parker?

    • Why do liberals always blame Trump? This is a local issue and you, in all your wisdom somehow have tied it to Trump?? Then you have the audacity to smear gun owners as unstable and easily inflamed over an article??? You my dear, are the quintessential definition of a snowflake and a hypocrite…

    • It’s sad that you fail to see the havoc wrought by this mindless assembly. Lives have been ruined. Your concept of “the science” isn’t accurate. It’s a media representation of science.
      We are a nation of free people. These pathetic assembly member who have failed at life and seek political power in a sad attempt to be relevant are not royalty. They are our SERVANTS and they have forgotten their place. They’re destroying the people, small business owners, who created Anchorage, Alaska.

    • Trump has nothing to do with a biased, light-weight child on the assembly enforcing a double standard. He man (boy) is a complete idiot. He has no idea how to serve the public. He’s their to push a progressive agenda!

    • Patrice and Constant and Rivera and this ridiculous acting mayor are an embarrassment to my beautiful city. I was once a proud Anchorage resident and now I’m planning to leave. I’m tired of fighting the moron liberals that seem to breed like bacteria, spread like a virus and are just as hard to be rid of. Will you people only be happy after you have destroyed every city in America?

    • I genuinely hope you’ll be able to dry your eyes, pull the back the covers, and realize that you’ll be much happier among your own people in Seattle, Portland or the Bay Area, Patrice. You’re clearly on the wrong place.

    • Michigan Dem. Rep. Cynthia Johnson Stripped Of All Committee Assignments Following Video Threatening Trump Supporters.

      • Speaking at a MoveOn event in Washington, DC, just hours after being sworn in, Tlaib — the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress — said, “When your son looks at you and said ‘Mamma, look, you won — bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker!’”

    • We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us ……
      Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
      People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
      Universities that advocate equality, discriminate against Asian-Americans in favor of African-Americans.
      Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
      Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.
      People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
      If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
      People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
      Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
      Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-banger who jumps the southern fence are welcome.
      $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
      If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free. And, pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”?!
      Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China.
      We are clearly living in an upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.
      Wake up America , the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water, and is sinking fast.
      Not My Words, but certainly my thoughts .

    • Sorry to inform you, but the “inciting” is being done by the assembly. When you go against the beliefs of the community of Anchorage after they have expressed their wishes, and concerns do you expect less? My words, and other peoples words are a call to action, not a call to violence. WE believe exactly what we are saying. You can’t seriously think that the behavior or Mr Constant harassing, degrading, and flat ignoring his constituents is going to go over well. How many times has he had to apologize to people? Any man in a power position who calls a female the C word, harrases a Rabbi, and treats people horribly is a disgrace, and should lose his position.

    • Excuse me, you do not explain at all how reporting on an actual event is inciting murder. Quite with the gibberish and explain the story is attempting to get the assembly killed? And then go read the titles very single day all over the ADN….. Get a grip. Suzanne reported facts. Simply that. The burden of community anger lies only on certain assembly members.

      • Love my typos. Suzanne is there any way to add an edit feature? I often type on my phone and even with reading glasses have difficulty……?. Ok, quit not quite, ‘every’ single day, not ‘very’. Sigh.

  2. Constant is a fool and a coward. If he “literally” believes he is risking death, he should resign and go into hiding. Of course he is not risking anything! This is liberal propaganda. Josef Goebbels would be proud!

  3. Wow … that’s all I can say at this time. Just plain WOW! I’m so glad I’m out of Anchorage, yet at times I fear for my three grown children, who unfortunately live there. This assembly is so out of control that it never ceases to amaze me as to what they’ll say or do next. At times it’s laughable but scary as well. Because as goes Anchorage, so goes the State.
    I’m afraid that what this Leftist cabal running Anchorage is trying to do is this: Show that the general population of the city wants, a liberal-run Assembly that takes care of its people compassionately and with honor, free from harassment and racism and is prepared to take care of every problem ethically and morally. But what the Assembly didn’t count on was push-back from its conservative populace, one that has finally had enough. I’m sure if I still lived there, I’d be in the front of that podium, yelling as well. You go Dustin, don’t give up!

    • And you keep going as well Suzanne. I’m sure you’re not inciting anyone to do something they wouldn’t do by themselves, especially the ones who visit here regularly. Let’s hope that the unstable ones with guns don’t read your webpage. They might get ideas.

  4. Did somebody push Constant little snowflake button? Get a life. If you don’t like it here, leave. You are not wanted nor are your politics of division. “Do As I Say Not as I Do” hypocrite.

  5. Liberalism really is a mental disorder. They cannot handle any other viewpoint and will shut you down if needed. This is now being shown to everyone and they don’t need to hide it anymore. Keep on going Suzanne, you Bernadette and others scare the heck out of them.

  6. How do these delusional narcissistic megalomaniacs ever get elected and reelected to office? The public unions set a very low standard for those that they appoint to govern the rest of the people.

  7. Constant is a drama queen! The whole assembly is a bad joke. I don’t know why you liberals in Anchorage keep electing these clowns!!

  8. Please keep up the good fight, Suzanne! This unhinged creep needs to make a prompt and disgraced exit back to the public sector like his fellow Californian and pal Berkowitz. He’s once again way out of line.

  9. Suzanne no regular MRAK supporter thinks that evil. It just reveals that Constant is challenged the darkside for him to think that evil. He not aware so one speaks, or thinks, one sows. When acting mayor Quinn tested covid positive not one word came from the right wishing death on her unlike the left wishing death on Prrsident Trump.
    Now we got to start sending intercessing prayers to cancel Constants ignorant comment. Joyce Meyer had a topic such as what one thinks or speaks, gives power into its being.

  10. Suzanne no regular MRAK supporter thinks that evil. It just reveals that Constant has challenged the darkside by thinking and speaking that evil. He not aware so one speaks, or thinks, one puts into action. Unlike the left, most people on the right stives being positive, never holding a grudge for long. He reminded me about Kennedy-Onnassis calling America hateful. Well, when one is in the middle of the democrat party such as Constant and Jackie-O the world looks hateful amd evil. The real republicans aren’t the democrat party. When acting mayor Quinn tested covid positive not one word came from the right wishing death on her unlike the left wishing death on President Trump. Remember left?
    Now we got to start sending intercessing prayers to cancel Constants ignorant comment. Joyce Meyer had a topic such as what one thinks or speaks, gives power into its being.

  11. Same mistake by the Joe Biden, he spoke his first wife Neilia would die since his marriage and his life was too near perfect, and he was so happy, and he was afraid of losing it expecting something was going to take her away. Guess what! No surprise she was taken away. She died.

  12. Suzanne, the flak you are receiving from this pathetically thin-skinned, whiny, intolerant, and arrogant SOB in his little rant against you (and all of us here) only proves that you are over the target! Keep up the good work!

  13. I’ve never read anything published by MRAK that could be construed, or even misconstrued, as inciting violence. What a whiny crybaby Constant is.

    • Unfortunately Anchorage voted for it by not getting up off their lazy a—s and going to vote! I think maybe a sleeping giant is awake!

    • I have voted in Anchorage in every election since 1960! Never have
      we had such tyrants running our City (now a Municipality) No…
      I did not vote for them. Dunbar won the mail in vote to represent
      my district. He did not receive my vote! Until we rid this Municipality of mail in voting we will continue to have our rights
      trampled 1st order to regain what our ancestors fought and died to
      Protect. ..Revoke mail in voting.

  14. This is starting to sound like a personal feud between Mz Downing and Mr. Constant. Each giving the worst interpretation of the other’s comment.

    • Billy, if you cannot see the high-handed arrogance, condescension, hypocrisy and intolerance that literally overflow from the despicable and contemptible Christopher Constant, then you need to check your moral compass and the level of oil in your brain pan.

  15. The extreme left assembly is blind to their own failings but are exemplary at projecting their prejudice onto others. And Constant is the definition of a drama queen.

  16. “She is literally trying to get us killed.”
    “The tort of defamation … can be divided into claims involving two distinct types of statements: defamatory per se statements and defamatory per quod statements. Statements that are defamatory per se … are so obviously and naturally harmful to one’s reputation on their face that proof of injury is not required.
    Imputing that a person committed a crime;
    Imputing that a person is unable or lacks the integrity to perform one’s employment duties;
    Imputing that a person lack ability or otherwise prejudices one in one’s profession;
    … a statement can only be considered defamatory per se if the harmful effect is apparent on the face of the statement itself. If extrinsic facts or additional information about the person being defamed is required to understand the harmful effect of the statement, then it cannot be defamatory per se … If a defamatory statement does not fall into one of the defamatory per se categories or requires extrinsic facts, then it is considered defamatory per quod … defamation per quod claims require the plaintiff to allege and prove special damages … a plaintiff alleging defamation per quod must be able to show specifically how the defamation caused a specific, quantifiable loss of money such as the commission from a lost sale or the salary from a lost job.”
    Does Suzanne have a colorable tort case?

  17. I am so disgusted with the Juneau Assembly. They are selling general obligation bonds because debt service doesn’t count toward the mil rate cap (so it’s a way to exceed the cap on property taxes) at a time when no Alaska public entity should incur new debt. They just made a grant of federal CARES money (which the federal government is borrowing) to give drag queen lessons (don’t think I want to know what those actually are). They spent $17 million on a brass whale, which merchants begged them not to do, were sued by the cruise ship association for doing so, and spent $900,000 in legal defense to lose to the association on summary judgement. They are building apartments for homeless people at a cost of $300,000 EACH, and of course surrounding communities are sending their homeless people here – reportedly even Bellingham. I could go on as this is about only half of it. But then I continually read about the Anchorage Assembly and therefore conclude that the Juneau Assembly could even be worse.

  18. Inciting murderous violence or disagreeing passionately
    Clean your glasses and look again. Who has the power? Who is the overlord? Who is abusing their power?
    What are the assembly’s job? Public servant in a representative government?
    A few questions answered honestly may give a more accurate perspective.
    Bullying and abuse is acceptable when?
    Cut the crap and think, otherwise go to your room

    • Oh no, by no means! You are forgetting stupidity, intolerance, blind conformity, hypocrisy, psychological projection, duplicity, arrogance, close-mindedness, denial of reality, sociopathy, and probably many other implements that I am momentarily forgetting.

  19. So, Constant Drama Queen is not only a narcissist, but a full-bore liar and sociopath.
    He belongs in prison, since asylums for the criminally insane no longer exist.

  20. If this is all it takes to keep Peoples Imperial Assembly Person Constant in constant turmoil, by all means let’s keep up the good work, shall we?
    .
    Don’t want to be mean during Christmas, but one does get the sense this present is not too tightly wrapped… must be some way to exploit such obvious weakness until balloon boy melts down, yes?

  21. Constant Pain will always side with berk, pete, forest, la france no matter what the ridiculous mandate is……they are part of Spendowitz’s expert legal team commissioned to SanFran our City. More to come , just dont call the Border Patrol.

  22. It appears that Mr. Constant has allowed himself to drift into thinking that because matters he is voting on are of consequence to others, he, Chris Constant, is important and consequential. He is not and his behavior only confirms that he lacks either the maturity or intelligence to represent others. Serving in public office is not an entitlement. Nor is it permanent. Nor does it mean that the office-holder is more enlightened than anyone else. Mr. Constant may believe that he is running people’s lives. Or that he should be. In the aggregate he may have forgotten that serving the public is a privilege and a temporary one at that. He may believe that he is above criticism. All in all, citizens should be embarrassed that they elected this person. He is plainly feeling some pressure. We can only hope that he will be turned out of office before he causes too much damage.

    While the above may be true, Suzanne, it may be smart to keep the doors locked and the lights on low. There is no telling what the Leftists on the Assembly and at the MOA will do to retain and expand their power. Sadly, it looks like APD cannot be counted on to do the right thing.

  23. So these —- are blaming a journalist for reporting the news? Reporting their own hypocritical comments and actions? All I know is I’m on board! When children testify and they still won’t listen I’m ready and waiting for anyone with any information as to where these assembly members frequent. I think it’s time to leave them hanging by their toenails right in their own front yards. The time for talk is over. And thank you Must Read Alaska! Keep doing what your doing!
    The rest of us will do what needs to be done.

  24. Typical liberal evading self responsibility. Goodness gracious, we certainly cannot report facts! How dare you Suzanne! ?

    In seriousness, thank you for good straight forward reporting.

  25. I’m pretty sure the Founding Fathers wanted potentially tyranical politicians to fear the wrath of the people.
    If one is honoring their oath of office and carrying out their duties with honor and integrity, then they should have nothing to fear.
    Sounds to me that this Contant character’s conscience may be bothering him due to his own actions.

    • Wrong, Steve. Christopher Constant is clearly a narcissist if not an out-and-out sociopath, s it is extremely likely that he has no conscience to be bothered.
      .
      I wish that there were some kind of test for sociopathy that could be administered at birth, as such people are inherently evil and need to be put down like rabid dogs. Most of the carnage and misery in human history is inflicted or caused by such people. The book “The Science of Ponerology” goes into this phenomenon in great and distressing detail.

  26. While fun blasting away at the proto-Mayor and her Assembly is both satisfying and richly deserved, we must be at least a little careful. It appears that Constant and his co-conspirators may be trying (intentionally or not) to goad our side into an over the top reaction so they can crack down like they’re doing with Dustin Darden.

    Happily, Constant has very thin skin, as do 3-4 of his co-conspirators, so it will be a lot of fun stirring them up, not unlike kicking anthills in the southern states. Why should our side be the only ones miserable out there? Cheers –

  27. The first axiom of politics is always in full play.
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    “It is not the action being taken that causes the offense. It is the political affiliation of the person taking action that causes the offense.”
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    That’s why the assembly will tolerate a sit in/lie in protest by trangenders, but if you are not of the correct political leaning, you get forcibly removed from the assembly chambers simply for expressing an opinion in too energetic of a voice.
    .
    A leftist can make the most egregious of threats, openly. And, someone like Constant will ignore it. But if an individual from the other side of the political aisle so much as publishes a story that questions their authority, it is a death threat, the cops need to be called, etc…

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