Last summer, lieutenant governor candidate Heidi Drygas took to Twitter to declare that a woman she was sitting next to on an Alaska Airlines jet had fake asthma, and was not wearing a mask, using her faked condition as an excuse. And to add insult to injury, the woman was watching TikTok videos on her phone, Drygas posted on Twitter.
Before masks were mandated by Alaska Airlines, many people chose to wear them, while others did not. Drygas was seated next to someone who was not wearing mask, and Drygas demanded that she be reseated so she didn’t have to sit by an anti-masker for an hour.
Three days earlier, Alaska Airlines had mandated that all passengers wear masks, without exception.
Such is the state of hysteria among many on the Left. Some observers chalk it up to a mass mask hysteria that has taken hold in the population, led by the progressive agenda and the liberal media. Throughout the medical community, there is disagreement about whether wearing a mask is appropriate for all people and in all settings.
But Drygas, who lives in Juneau, played doctor that August day, deciding that one person’s medical condition was fake.
Her actions, judging people’s medical conditions and shaming them on Twitter, give Alaskans a preview as to how the administration of Bill Walker-Heidi Drygas would perform in balancing the freedoms enumerated in the U.S. Constitution with the need to slow down the transmission of a sometimes-deadly virus.
Drygas is the running mate of former Gov. Bill Walker, who failed to win support for reelection after his disastrous four years in office, which ended when Gov. Mike Dunleavy beat him in 2018. Drygas was Walker’s Labor commissioner and is an attorney for Big Labor. The two are running without a party, but are supported by leading Democrats, such as Rep. Ivy Spohnholz and Rep. Adam Wool.
Drygas and Walker filed their joint declaration of candidacy with the Division of Elections on Friday, as shown in the photo above.
The primary is Aug. 16, 2022.