Alaska Lawmakers Shut Down Colleague Who Opposed A Bill Honoring Black WWII Soldiers

WASHINGTON ― When a Republican lawmaker in Alaska opposed a bill commemorating black soldiers who helped build the Alaska Highway during World War II, his colleagues from both sides of the aisle called out his views for being misguided.

State Rep. David Eastman (R) represents Wasilla, the town that once claimed failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as its mayor. Eastman, a freshman lawmaker who previously served in Afghanistan, gave an impassioned speech on Wednesday to...

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