House Republicans boot controversial member from their caucus


Alaska House Republicans have removed Rep. David Eastman from their caucus, citing tensions with the controversial Wasilla Republican that have built up over time.

The decision comes with less than three weeks left in the legislative session that began in January.

“I think it’ll help us be more productive as a caucus. Just sometimes, his demeanor gets in the way of trying to be productive,” Anchorage Republican Laddie Shaw said in an interview with the Anchorage Daily News.

“They finally said, ‘Enough’s enough,’” said Shaw, noting that freshman members of the caucus were ins...

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