Alaska lawmaker could be sanctioned over Oath Keeper ties

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are discussing whether to sanction a member of the state House who is also a member of the Oath Keepers far-right paramilitary organization.

    Some Oath Keepers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports possible actions being discussed include expelling state Republican Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla and censure.

    Lawmakers told the Anchorage newspaper that no public meetings have been held about sanctioning Eastman, but talks have taken place privately.

    Eastman confirms to The Associated Press he joined the organization about 12 years ago but says he did not know any Oath Keepers charged in the Capitol riot.

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