By Becky Bohrer
Associated Press 

State House censures member for child abuse comments


James Brooks/Alaska Beacon

Rep. David Eastman, left, sits in a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 22. Eastman was censured by the Alaska House of Representatives earlier that day after a motion from Anchorage Rep. Andrew Gray, right.

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...

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