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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:34 AM

Lawmaker could face formal rebuke for sexist comments [View all]

The Alaska House of Representatives is considering taking action against Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, for remarks he made on the floor of the House last month. A vote on the matter was delayed until Friday, but the call for the vote led to lengthy discussions among lawmakers.

Last month, Fields made a joke about Rep. Sara Rasmussen, R-Anchorage, during remarks made on the House floor while noting her birthday.

Fields said he had purchased a pair of sweatpants for Rasmussenís birthday after seeing a social media comment from one of Rasmussenís constituents that stated the lawmaker could stop traffic if wearing a skirt.

Fields later apologized for the joke, saying on Facebook he personally called Rasmussen to apologize.

Read more: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/lawmaker-could-face-formal-rebuke-for-sexist-comments/

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