Eagle River, Wasilla lawmakers resist Legislature's rule requiring face masks
March 18, 2021
Though Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold made peace with legislative leadership and wore a face mask for the Senate floor session on Monday, Wasilla Republican Rep. Christopher Kurka removed his mask during the House floor session and was asked to leave the room.
"Let's end this charade," Kurka said. "COVID-19 is here to stay. No measures we take are going to stop it, no matter how repressive a course, or unconstitutional."
The freshman legislator expressed doubt that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's support for wearing masks is based on science.
"What are we...