A newly published, hard-hitting video takes Alaska State Senator Jesse Kiehl to task over his highly questionable objections to legislation that aims to outlaw vaccine-based discrimination in Alaska.

Kiehl, a Juneau Democrat, stood on the Senate floor two weeks ago to deliver a lengthy critique of Senate Bill 156. Sponsored by Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River), the bill recognizes that Alaskans have a fundamental right to decline vaccines, including experimental Covid shots, without suffering coercive forms of discrimination, such as being denied medical treatment, goods and services, employment or access to publicly available facilities and accommodations.

The bill passed the Senate 13-6 on March 16, but it faces challenges in the Democrat-controlled House.

Before the final Senate passage, Kiehl issued a litany of praises about the effectiveness of Covid shots and jab mandates that fly in the face of many documented studies and a growing number of national and global real-world findings.

While admitting that Covid shots are “not perfect,” Kiehl asserted that the jabs “almost eliminate death from Covid” and “almost limit hospitalization from Covid.”

A group called Juneau Freedom Fighters published a high-quality, well researched, nine-minute video rebuttal that includes a montage of global news reports and leading epidemiologists, who systematically refute every one of Kiehl’s claims about the benefits and necessity of jab mandates.

Senate Bill 156 now sits in the House State Affairs Committee, where Democrats enjoy a 4-3 majority. Chaired by Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) the committee includes three other members who regularly support leftist legislation: Rep. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Rep. Andi Story (D-Juneau). The Republican members include Representatives Sarah Vance (Homer), James Kaufman (Anchorage) and David Eastman (Wasilla).

The seven members of the Alaska House who have signed on as sponsors of the legislation include Eastman, House Majority Leader Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Rep. George Rauscher (R-Sutton), Rep. Cathy Tilton (R-Wasilla) and Rep. Christopher Kurka (R-Wasilla), Rep. DeLena Johnson (R-Palmer) and Rep. Kevin McCabe (R-Big Lake).


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Video refutes Juneau senator’s objections to Alaska vax discrimination bill

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.