Transcript for Nurse Kaci Hickox Defies Ebola Quarantine, Leaves Home
Now to the showdown over ebola. Maine nurse Kaci Hickox stepping out to talk to reporters, saying she's negotiating with the state to end her quarantine. Linzie Janis is in fort Kent, Maine, with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. We're standing outside of Kaci Hickox's house. A state trooper is standing guard. She is locked in a battle with her home state that could affect all health care workers returning from the fight with ebola. Overnight, nurse Kaci Hickox stepping outside the home where she agreed to voluntarily quarantine herself for a few days since returning to Maine on Monday. The 33-year-old telling Maine TV station WLBZ she's trying to reach a solution with state officials who want her to stay in isolation for another 12 days. We have been in negotiations all day with the state of Maine and tried to resolve this am mic bleu. Reporter: The state is determined, sending officers to watch her movements, and enforcing the quarantine. Even saying she could face jail time if she doesn't come fly. If this does occur, I will challenge it. Reporter: But the people in this tiny town are scared and angry. Some of the people are mad at Kaci Hickox. They are. They are. Reporter: The police chief telling us he's been indated with call. She was arrogant in saying she was not going to abide by a voluntary quarantine. People are concerned about her attitude. Reporter: The debate illustrating the lack of consensus across America with health care workers returning home after fighting ebola in west Africa. The secretary of defense defending the military's plans to quarantine Wednesday. The military will have more Americans in Liberia than any other department. Reporter: Despite telling ABC news she would go to the court today to have the quarantine lifted, she is now telling us she may wait for Maine to make the first move. A bit of a stand off. And turn to politics now.
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