While many on the populist Right have questioned former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of candidates in the past, Trump has redeemed himself in many ways through his recent endorsement of Washington state congressional candidate Joe Kent on August 1, 2021.
Kent served in the US Army as an infantryman and moved up the ranks into the Ranger Regiment, and eventually became part of the US Special Forces. Following the 9/11 attacks, Kent constantly volunteered to serve in combat. He proceeded to do so for 20 years and participated in 11 combat deployments.
Since he announced his candidacy, Kent has separated himself from the rest of the pack for his emphasis on a realist foreign policy and a strong immigration patriot platform. His immigration platform isn’t just the typical anti-illegal immigration schtick that Republicans use. Kent is also targeting legal immigration, which compromises American national security interests while also putting downward pressure on American worker wages. restart
Kent is currently challenging incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler for Washington state’s 3rd congressional district. Beutler was one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump following the events of January 6.
Kent is among the next generation of populist candidates, with Travis Masters in his company, who is changing the GOP from within. His perspective is very much needed at a time when the Left is becoming so radical and the Republican Party establishment remains clueless about how to move forward.
Midterm elections, especially the primaries, are where populists can set for years to come. Joe Kent’s campaign provides a rare opportunity for liberty conservatives to score a big win in the 2022 midterms and hasten the realignment of the modern GOP.