Governor Dunleavy issues scathing rebuke of Senator Reinbold

Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) released a scathing letter of rebuke to Senator Lora Reinbold (R – Eagle River), accusing Reinbold of repeatedly spreading misinformation and wasting state resources with illegitimate inquiries related to Covid-19 and the state’s response to the global pandemic. The letter states that that executive branch will no longer comply with any requests from Reinbold, Reinbold’s office, or Reinbold in her capacity as chair of any committee.

Over the last year, Senator Reinbold has emerged as a persistent critic of the Dunleavy administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reinbold currently chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. Since the legislature gaveled in last month, she has used her position on the committee to hound members of the executive and judicial branches on topics related to Covid-19. On her official Facebook profile, Reinbold has repeatedly posted debunked conspiracy theories and false information about Covid-19, masking, and vaccines.

Dunleavy’s letter accuses Reinbold of abdicating her constitutional responsibilities as an elected official, and of violating the Legislature’s Uniform Rules, the Legislative Ethics Act, the manual of legislative procedure, and the Alaska Legislature Professional Workplace Conduct Policy. Dunleavy accuses Reinbold of making “baseless allegations” against those carrying out state work, and of repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the State’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter castigates Reinbold for wasting state resources with frivolous inquiries, and concludes with the following statement:

This letter serves as notice that all officials and staff, employed and serving the State of Alaska’s Executive Branch of government, will not be responding, or participating, in any matter that pertains to yourself, your office, or, currently, in your capacity as the chair of a committee. The resources of the State of Alaska are not yours to abuse for your own, as yet undiscernable, personal benefit. It is lamentable that the good citizens of Eagle River and Chugiak are deprived of meaningful representation by the actions of the person holding the office of Senator.

I will not continue to subject the public resources of the State of Alaska to the mockery of a charade, disguised as public purpose.

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1 year ago

Cool!!! Go Big Mike!

1 year ago

So Mr Dunleavy, who broke his campaign promises right from the start. Can’t handle criticism like a typical Democrat. But he was supposed to be a Republican -like Merkowski! See any trends? Maybe he might have worked with the Senator to address the concerns of the constituents she is speaking for. Dunleavy is done! Me and many others will not be conned by him twice.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

No matter what one thinks of Dunleavy’s politics, he was in the right for calling out her crazy. She didn’t agree with a comment I made to one of her posts and she removed my comment and blocked me from further interacting and expressing my views on her Government Official Facebook page, a public forum. For a person who professes to defend the Constitution and represent her constituents, she sure doesn’t walk the talk! The right to criticize your government is a fundamental element of a democracy. Hopefully, residents in her district will see that she is completely ineffective for… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

At least spell Murkowski correctly if you’re going to try and insult her… sigh

1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Get fuuuuucked you idiot. Go gargle trumps nuts moree.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

You mean the way you got conned by Frank Murkowski(learn to spell you fucking idiot), Lisa Murkowski, and Don Young for the last decade? Continue on you trumptard, maybe your lord and savior Donald Tiny Duck Trump will help you.

Robert A Schenker
1 year ago

We see a letter with lots of boiler plate and yet not one specific charge. Did the Senator call into question the m-RNA shot wrongly called a vaccine? Did she point out the inherit dangers with getting this shot? Did she call into question whether masking up had any real usefulness? In short did she challenge the party line dogma regarding all things Covid? Just wondering…

Lorna O'Dell
1 year ago

The letter has two very specific charges and the footnotes list the date/place Reinbold made those remarks. Lora made dangerous, false remarks about the Governor’s response to covid. Read the letter.

Ron L
1 year ago

Reinbold is joined at the hip by Rep. Sarah Vance of House District 31 Homer Anti-vaxers & Qanon supporters that campaigned together

Lynn Willis
1 year ago

For anyone looking for a character in literature to compare to Lora Reinbold you need look no further than the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland”.
Does this sound familiar?
Queen of Hearts: Now… are you ready for your sentence?
Alice: Sentence? But there has to be a verdict first…
Queen of Hearts: Sentence first! Verdict afterwards.