Dori: Joe Kent on Biden impeachment, Seattle Times bias

Oct 12, 2022, 3:52 PM | Updated: Oct 20, 2022, 3:20 pm

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Republican Joe Kent campaigning in the 3rd Congressional District (Getty Images)

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With less than a month before November’s local and national mid-term elections, the 3rd District Congressional race in Washington state’s southwest corner is getting a lot of attention in Seattle and across the country.

Questioning whether President Joe Biden should face impeachment for his handling of what many consider a botched withdrawal in Afghanistan, and whether Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Americans about COVID, candidate Joe Kent (R-Yacolt) amps up the heat in this race while his opponents call him an extremist.

Now, as the Dori Monson Show pointed out on Wednesday, larger media organizations are criticizing photo opportunities at one of his town halls.

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Kent’s pro-Trump support is considered the reason he was able to oust Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler in the primary. Now he’s facing Democrat businesswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez who calls Kent “extreme.” Meanwhile, he considers political newcomer Perez a Democratic rubber stamp.

Does Kent regret entering the race?

The former Army Ranger, Special Forces veteran, and Gold Star husband whose wife was killed in 2019 while serving in Syria, compares the campaign to “jumping out of airplanes: once you commit, it’s too late.”

Kent told Dori’s listeners, “it’s all up to me to fly right and make sure my parachute is working.”

Kent said he plans to land on his feet despite CNN and Seattle Times coverage questioning his position on immigration, and the photo taken of him at a town hall with a self-described Neo-Nazi.

It’s not uncommon to have town hall attendees ask for pictures, Kent explained. He called attacks on both him and Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake involving separate photo ops “a hit piece.”

“Of all my endorsements, having The Seattle Times come after me – that’s definitely up there,” Kent continued.

What about reports that you would call for a ban on legal immigration if you were a member of Congress?

“No,” Kent replied, adding that he is “strongly” opposed to illegal immigration and also opposes economic immigration for the “sole reason” of working in the U.S. Kent told listeners he believes the country should be “prioritizing American workers.”

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