If you don’t know who Joe Kent is, you should make it a point to find out all about him, especially if you live in Washington’s 3rd district where he will be running against Jaime Beutler, one of the Republicans that voted to impeach President Trump.
This exceptional young man enlisted in the service at 18, worked his was up to the Rangers and then Special Forces. After 9/11, he volunteered for every combat assignment and was deployed for combat 11 times.
Kent had planned to retire from the service but then tragedy struck. His wife who was also in the service was killed in Syria in the fight against ISIS. With two young sons, he decided that he should not take chances with his life. Kent is prolife and full on MAGA America First believer.
He will bring strong conservative values to a district that has had a RINO in power way too long. Unless I miss my guess the ten who voted for imp0eachment will have a tough time in the midterm elections.
I'm an America First Republican running against Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler who voted for impeachment & no longer represents our community's values. Hear my story and more about why I'm running for Washington's 3rd District below. [Riot footage: @DrewHLive , music: Scott Holmes] pic.twitter.com/Cc7K0rKxBo
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) March 26, 2021
Kent planned to continue serving, until January 16th, 2019, when his wife Shannon Kent was tragically killed while fighting ISIS in Syria.
“At that moment, I knew I had to step away from putting myself in physical danger so I could be there for our two young sons. Shannon was killed approximately one month after President Trump attempted to pull our troops out of Syria because we had met our military objective. This attempt to end a war brought out the Establishment’s true colors as they resisted him at every step,” the bio on his campaign website explains.
Kent blames the establishment in both parties for the jobs we have lost overseas:
“It’s virtually impossible now to graduate high school and get a job that enables you to provide for your family by working in a trade or in industry. Most of those jobs have either been shipped overseas or completely decimated.”
Kent noted that while it is timber is taking a beating in his area, it is also happening to other industries across the nation — including steel, coal, and the energy sector.
“We told people of my generation, Gen X and the Millenials, ‘hey, the blue collar jobs that your parents and your grandparents had, those days are done. Those are dumb jobs anyways. We need you to go to college, so take a bunch of debt and get a degree, and if you’re really super smart you’ll get a tech degree. So, you can’t live in your hometown where your family is from. You need to move to a city with all this debt,’” Kent explained. “Then, you come out the other end and find out most of those jobs have been shipped overseas, or, if you’re a tech worker, they’ve imported people from India that work slave labor hours for pennies on the dime compared to American workers. So now we have a whole generation that are essentially Russian Serfs. They have no ability to get a low-skilled decent paying job.”