Jesse Young has found himself alone in the House in his support of accused Domestic Terrorist, Matt Shea..
In January, 2020, Jesse Young called for a “Unity Rally” held on the Capitol Steps in Olympia to gather support for his buddy Matt Shea. Bucking his Republican colleagues, he urged them to reject any formal legislation against Shea in the wake of accusations of domestic terrorism against Shea.
Support For Accused Domestic Terrorist, Matt Shea
“A few dozen protesters gathered outside the Capitol Monday calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to uphold the ballot measure.” Jesse’s ill-fated attempt to build a movement against House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox and Republican leadership fizzled. Tacoma News Tribune January 17, 2020 article.
It appears not a single representative of the House stood tall with Jesse Young on the Capitol Steps.
“After JT Wilcox called for Shea’s resignation, Shea refused to resign, even as House Republicans moved quickly to suspend him from the state House Republican Caucus. He has been removed from his House committee assignments, his seat on the House floor was moved to the back of the chamber and he can’t use House Republican staff.”
Jesse Young’s past extreme views have kept him from achieving favored status by Republican House leadership. Despite Young’s seniority among the 40 Republicans in the House, he has never been assigned as Minority Ranking Member to any of the 20 house committees, nor has he held any role in Republican House Leadership. Appointing himself as a de-facto Field Marshal of this Unity Rally may have rankled the party leadership even more.
Jesse's Playing Extreme Power Games
What does this mean for the constituents of 26LD? Jesse Young will receive less and less support on any issues he brings to the legislature. We need a Representative who will work the system to the benefit of the 26LD and not one who plays extreme power games to support accused domestic terrorists.
Jesse Young Sides with Matt Shea Against GOP Leadership
Why would he stand against the GOP House leadership and support Shea, who is a leader of the Patriot Movement, and "planned, engaged in, and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States government" between 2014 and 2016.
Jesse and Matt Bromance theme song – “One” by Three Dog Night. “One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. Two can be as bad as one. It's the loneliest number since the number one.”
These are certainly not the values we hold in the 26th LD, and we think both parties would agree!
- Meet Matt Shea webpage:
- Jesse Young’s House Republican Unity Manifesto:
- Tacoma News Tribune January 13, 2020 Unity Rally results:
- Seattle Times Dec. 20 2019:
Leaked Emails Show WA State Rep. Matt Shea Endorsed Training Children to Fight in Holy War
Jesse Young's Record:
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