Former Green Beret running for Congress gives Biden an 'F' in Middle East policy

Kent is one of several 共和党人 primarying Rep. 海梅(Jaime Herrera)Beutler, R-Wash。, after she voted to impeach former President 王牌 在 2020. Herrera Beutler’s vote crystallized Kent’s commitment to making an impact after personal tragedy, he told Fox News in an interview.

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Kent is a Gold Star husband — his wife, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, was killed in action fighting ISIS in Syria on Jan. 16, 2019.

I had decided to get more public and in the political sphere, not necessarily running for office,” Kent said. “My wife was killed a month after Trump tried to get our troops out of Syria the first time.

My sights were on ‘the blob,’” 他说. “I started speaking out in support of what President Trump was doing in the war on terror.

Joe Kent in Iraq

Joe Kent in Iraq (Joe Kent)

Kent said he would give Biden an “F” on Middle East policy.

Sullivan, Blinken, John Kerry … he brought in all these guys who really staked their careers on the Iran deal, the JCPOA,” Kent said, referring to national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and climate envoy John Kerry. “大体, I think we continue to do the wrong things because people don’t want to admit they’re wrong … the gambler’s fallacy.

That’s essentially our national security establishment’s strategy.

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Kent fought in the Iraq War, then deployed to Yemen, then returned to Iraq to counter ISIS. He said he’s not optimistic Biden will fully withdraw from Syria as the president 宣布 在四月份.

I’m not sure why Biden chose Sept. 11 to pull our troops out,” Kent said. “That leaves our troops over there trying to do withdraw for an entire fighting season. … What if we lose soldiers? Will they say we can’t leave again? I’m very skeptical that Biden will bring this one to the end.

But Kent isn’t just campaigning to end endless wars. He cites the disappearance of industries like timber and fishing, election security anddraconiancoronavirus lockdown measures as concerns facing voters in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. 如果选择, he said he’d support a full immigration moratorium and push Congress to take a deeper look at what happened in the 2020 选举.

Joe Kent, Shannon Kent and their two sons in November 2018. (Courtesy of Joe Kent)

Joe Kent, Shannon Kent and their two sons in November 2018. (Courtesy of Joe Kent)

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