State House censures member for child abuse comments
March 1, 2023
JUNEAU (AP) - An Alaska lawmaker with a history of incendiary remarks was censured by the state House on Feb. 22 after he said it has been argued that cases of fatal child abuse can be a "cost savings" because the child would not need related government services.
The House voted 35-1 to censure Republican Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla, with only Eastman voting against the censure. The House action has no formal consequences other than putting a statement on the record.
Eastman was censured in 2017 over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "f...