WON’T LET COMMISSIONER SPEAK DURING HEARING ABOUT HER BUDGET
In a Senate Finance subcommittee meeting this week, Sen. Donny Olson put Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price in her place. Women are to be seen, not heard, evidently in his committee. Not once, but repeatedly he would not allow Price, who is the department leader, to answer questions about her budget or needs of her department, but continued to refer the questions to her subordinate, Col. Barlow, while telling her to shut up.
Price is the first woman to lead the Alaska Department of Public Safety in state and territorial history, and this isn’t the first time a male lawmaker has shush’d her since she was sworn in back in 2019.
Take a look at how Olson treats Price in this hearing: