Eagle River Sen. Lora Reinbold says she doesn’t have the resources the governor has at his disposal, but she is still “ready to rumble.”
Her Facebook video response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s letter of rebuke was posted this weekend on Facebook.
Reinbold says the governor’s letter is an “assault on the Legislature,” and she is firm in her role as a legislator overseeing the executive branch. “We’re just asking questions that Alaskans want answered,” Reinbold said. She said that she is short, while he is tall, and she has a staff of two, while he has a staff of 20,000, but she is not intimidated by him.
Dunleavy had written a scathing letter to Reinbold last week, in which the governor told the senator to stop spreading misinformation to the public about his actions and about the Covid-19 virus and vaccines.
He also said that due to her behavior, he is not allowing anyone from his administration to cooperate with her any longer, citing the excessive demands she has made in her role as chair of the Judiciary Committee.