House Committee on Committees attempts to remove Rep. Eastman from all committees but the report is tabled for lack of votes

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The Alaska House Committee on Committees on Monday voted to remove Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla from all of his committee assignments. But in the end, the attempt to remove him was unsuccessful because Eastman knew the rules and there were not enough votes to complete the removal.

Eastman has been under attack by the leftists in the House for attending the Jan. 6, 2021 Trump rally in Washington, D.C. Although he did not enter the U.S. Capitol on that day, his presence in the nation’s capital, and his association with the para-militia group called Oath Keepers, have caused him to become a target by Democrats, who control the House. He has also attended various events dedicated to election integrity and is a thorn in the side of Democrats in general. He also doesn’t work well with his fellow Republicans, and has few allies in the Legislature.

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The move to remove him from committees would have affected his standing in Rules, Judiciary, State Affairs, Ways and Means, and Ethics, where he serves as an alternate. It also would have cost him one legislative aide position, thereby reducing his voice.

After the report from the committee was read to the House floor, Eastman rose and objected to being removed from the Ethics Committee, saying that by the House’s own rules, removal from the Ethics Committee requires a separate vote of the entire body, not just the Committee on Committees.

The House quickly went into an at-ease, while next steps were determined. The dais, where Stutes presides, was crowded by the Democrats’ best legislative team, but after a period of time, they decided to table the Committee on Committee’s report — it was apparent there were not enough votes in the House to accept it.

Eastman has already been censured in the past by the House for statements he made about abortions and rural women; there are not enough votes in the House to expel him, as some on the left are demanding.

The move came early in Monday’s House floor session, just minutes after Eastman had been asked to give the invocation that opens the proceedings.

In the U.S. House, the controlling congressional Democrats recently removed Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments last year for her support of Trump, her stance on the election results of 2020, and her defense of Jan. 6 protest participants.

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  1. I don’t know Eastman’s record, but anybody standing up to leftists attacks instead of shrinking away from the battle gets my thumbs-up.

  2. So, censorship is alive and well in our capital. That and ill fitting face masks that do absolutely no good when they can’t even finish a sentence without it falling off their hypocritical faces. It is difficult to have any respect for this body. And as usual, they will spend our dime on their own political agenda instead of what they are supposed to be doing . Groundhog Day.

      • Considering that CRT is a fictitious concept that condemns a group solely based on skin color, instead of assessing each individual by their actions or character, is still a lie and has been exposed as such. It should not be taught as “truth” to children, who do not have the life experience to critically assess the material presented.
        As for Mr. Eastman, if his constituents wish to recall him, that is their prerogative, but for his fellow lawmakers to kick him out because he is not in lock-step with them, reeks of the very fascism, they claim to want to root out!

        • AFH: it’s not really that Herr Eastman isn’t in lock-step, it’s that he supports domestic terrorism.

          • Baloney!! You are obviously representing the liberal faction that also claims speaking up against CRT and other NEA policies at a PTA meeting makes you , the parents, a “domestic terrorist”

          • Evan, as always hyperbole and agitation without proof is your game. It used to be in this country that your were innocent until proven guilty. To my knowledge not a single person has been found guilty of sedition from the Jan 6 event. It is a very high bar to prove. Everyone is entitled to free association and so far there are only assertion and misrepresentations.The press has made it their mission to condemn the Oath Keepers as the bogey man, because they fit their narrative.

          • Evan, you may want to take a long look in the mirror before making your Nazi comments. Which party is acting in a fascist manner? Unconstitutional mandates, ignoring the Constitution? Keep on spewing your professors talking points. If anyone needs a critical thinking course, you may just think about adding it next semester.

      • sure, with two small concessions cameras in the classroom & school choice fund the student not the system

  3. I don’t often agree with Eastman but I adamantly agree with his right to voice his opinions.
    And I do really enjoy watching the effect he has on Stutes, who is the one that should be gone.

    • I do often agree with Eastman, and your opinion on Stutes is spot on! She is a sorry mess, and is so far over her head in her position it is ridiculous! David Eastman towers above her and all of the Democrats when it comes to honorable and just service to all Alaskans!

  4. Eastman’s constituents elected him. He’s legit. The failure of many Representatives to recognize Eastman’s legitimacy is a rejection of the will of a bunch of folks who elected him. Those who attempted to remove him didn’t even know their own rules; their voters should be done with them. Just think, we’re paying those dummies.

    • Maybe Eastman was not legitimately elected. Is there any proof that he was? And how can we be certain?

        • Please, let’s conduct an audit of 2020 election. Might lose prop 2 seeing as it was placed on the ballot in the first place. Propositions are to only address one item and one item alone. Prop 2 addressed dark money and jungle voting. Primary voting would have not passed on its own. Let’s look into those dominion machines as well and see how well their count matches the physical ballots. Careful for what you wish for.

      • How can you be certain Biden was legitimately elected? May I suggest querying the voters? I suspect one will be a strong ‘yes’ and one a strong ‘no’.

      • Maybe you fear that if we had more Eastman types in the legislature that we might get fiscal responsibility from Juneau and our dividends

  5. The tolerant left always seem to be the ones trying to destroy those who do not agree with them. Tolerance at its finest.

      • Tolerance for evil and lies is surrendering to evil and lies.
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        Evil and lies are all that you radical neo-fascist leftist have working for you. You are all both insane and evil. That is a fact.

    • As has happened so often here, CBMTTEK, I was JUST going to post exactly what you already stated! But indeed, the contemporary neo-fascist radical left cannot tolerate ANY opposition, ANY dissent, ANY questioning of their despicable, totalitarian and inhuman agenda, nor ANY voices who dare challenge them in any way, in any forum, by any means.
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      The truth does not require censorship and propaganda to make itself manifest.

      • “The truth does not require censorship and propaganda to make itself manifest.”

        But the mountains of bigotry and autocracy and bankrupt, political ideology do in order to bury the truth underneath them. We had four years of the Master Baiter of Bigotry showing us how it is done. Lie, lie again, and again, and again, and again…

  6. I am starting to like this David Eastman. Hang in there Mr. Eastman, we may not agree on many things but if you have pissed off a bunch of intolerant pansy ass Democrats and RINO’s you must be doing something right.
    I’ve come to believe that every Governing Body needs someone like Eastman. Thankfully they were unsuccessful in their attempts of removing him today.
    . BTW, did that Juneau Legislator who last year extoled the benefits of NAZI death camp research on frozen prisoners receive the same treatment for her remarks? Just wondering.

  7. Fascism is alive and well in the Democrat controlled Alaska State House of Representatives…….aka the Left-wing mafia thugs.

  8. Like they say David…if the mountain was smooth you couldn’t climb it…..and you are certainly climbing the Mountain and making a lot of Rino’s and leftist show their cards….hang in there you have a mountain of support out here with the citizens and voters!!!

  9. Better to be hated being and doing than to be hated for doing the wrong thing. Although eastman has more friends than enemies.

  10. Better to be hated being and doing right than to be hated for doing the wrong thing. Although eastman has more friends than enemies.

  11. Stand tall David Eastman. There are more who have your back than you know. As for Louise, there is a young man in Cordova who we should get behind to oust her – William Deaton – y’all will get to hear from him soon I hope.

  12. Rep. Eastman is exactly the type of representatives Juneau needs, the majority of the republicans are just RINO’s. He is doing what his voters want and I wish our Wasilla reps. We’re half as good.

  13. 10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peacably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

  14. The group behind the attempt is on Facebook -their group is called “The Coalition to Expel Eastman” they are listed as a political party. There are approximately 134 people on that page. They are supported by another Facebook political party page called “PSL Anchorage”, there are 884 members on that page. PSL stands for party for socialism and liberation (think Antifa etc). Wonder if those groups -since they Are messing around with changing votes here in our state are registered with APOC. PSL anchorage goes back quite a few years-that would be some damned hefty fines.

  15. The Committee on Committees violated the open meetings act by meeting without any means of public access to hear their deliberations or votes. What dark agenda has them working to remove Eastman without good cause?! Rep. Eastman outshines them all.

  16. “Eastman has already been censured in the past by the House for statements he made about abortions and rural women”. Suzanne – what a whitewash of what he actually said. Here is what he said:

    “You have individuals who are in villages and are glad to be pregnant, so that they can have an abortion because there’s a free trip to Anchorage involved”. He also said, “We have folks who try to get pregnant in this state so that they can get a free trip to the city, and we have folks who want to carry their baby past the point of being able to have an abortion in this state so that they can have a free trip to Seattle.”

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