Alaska State Senator Lora Reinbold (R) has been banned from Alaska Airlines for repeatedly refusing to wear a mask.
The ban comes after a video of Reinbold arguing with Alaska Airlines staff at the Juneau Airport was posted on social media.
Whoa! A source just sent this video of Sen. Reinbold at the Juneau airport. She was refusing to wear the mask and the police got involved! She’s also filming @AlaskaAir employees and asking for their names. Hyper loose. A second video is below. #akleg pic.twitter.com/EfaoSU3K9k
— The Alaska Landmine (@alaskalandmine) April 22, 2021
A spokesman for the airline told the Anchorage Daily News that they contacted the lawmaker and told her that she was no longer allowed to fly with them.
“We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy,” Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson