First, a reminder from Alaska Landmine:
Mayor Dave Bronson and members of his administration encouraged their supporters who were opposed to the mask mandate. Four people were arrested on Wednesday, including a man who did not disclose he had a concealed handgun until after he was in handcuffs.
Paul Kendall, long known as a gadfly at public meetings, called Assembly member Chris Constant a “cocksucker” during his testimony. He received applause and high fives as he was walking out. One man offered to buy him a beer. He was later arrested.
My biggest takeaway from all of this is that Paul Kendall, who for as long as I can remember has been dismissed by everyone as an annoying distraction at public meetings, has been elevated to a thought leader among this new group.
Kendall ran against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2016 Republican primary, getting 7.7% of the vote. In 2018, he finished fourth in his bid for the Anchorage Assembly. Watch the clip.
Updated story: Mayor Bronson defends use of Holocaust imagery by mask mandate opponents during heated second night of Anchorage Assembly hearing https://t.co/GigXwYOEyc
— Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) September 30, 2021
Man who would’ve ever imagined this guy would die of covid? pic.twitter.com/tcuLDtkNcu
— Happy Hallowizzle (@condiricenbeans) October 27, 2021