'Inappropriate Comments' Force Alaska's Lieutenant Governor to Resign
By The Associated Press
Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over what Gov. Bill Walker called "inappropriate comments."
The resignation complicates what was already a difficult re-election fight for Walker, a man with whom Mallott shared a brother-like bond.
Walker, in a release, said he learned late Monday that Mallott had made "inappropriate comments" not suitable for his office.
"As leaders, we must hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct," he said.