Alaska Lieutenant Governor Resigns after “Inappropriate Comments”

Byron Mallott, wearing traditional Yakutat Tlingit regalia, takes the oath of office as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, 2014. Credit: James Brooks

(From UPI)

Alaska’s lieutenant governor [Byron Mallott] resigned Tuesday after unspecified “inappropriate comments,” Gov. Bill Walker said. . . .

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon Walker wouldn’t elaborate further than to say Mallott made “inappropriate overtures” Sunday night and said the victim has asked not to be revealed.

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