Arguments in a trial over Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman’s eligibility to hold office concluded Wednesday, leaving it up to Anchorage Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna to determine whether Eastman’s membership in the Oath Keepers precludes him from serving in the Alaska state House.
Mat-Su resident Randall Kowalke filed the lawsuit against Eastman earlier this year, arguing that Eastman’s Oath Keepers membership violates the disloyalty clause in the Alaska Constitution, which states that a person can’t hold public office if they are a member of a group that advocates the violent overthrow of the U.S. government….
Also on the list of witnesses was Trump attorney John Eastman, a key figure behind Trump’s plot to remain in office despite losing the election. John Eastman’s testimony came a day after the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee referred him for possible charges of obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
John Eastman not only provided expert testimony arguing that David Eastman’s membership in the Oath Keepers is protected under the First Amendment, but also worked on David Eastman’s legal team, preparing legal briefings on his behalf. There is no family connection between David Eastman and John Eastman.