PEEK  
comments_image Comments

Alaska Lawmakers Reject Palin's Controversial Attorney General Pick

The Alaska Legislature rejected Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) pick for state attorney general, Wayne Anthony Ross, by a vote of 35-23 yesterday.
 
 
Share
 

The Alaska Legislature rejected Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) pick for state attorney general, Wayne Anthony Ross, by a vote of 35-23 yesterday. Ross’s nomination caused a firestorm because of his radical right-wing views. He had called gay people “ degenerates” and allegedly defended men who rape their wives. He also praised a student for creating a large statue of a Ku Klux Klan member, saying the “project gets ‘A’ for courage.” Introducing Ross last month, Palin said he “ brings years of good service, in more ways than one.” “He will make an excellent attorney general,” she said.

Ali Frick is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.