WA Dem Perez calls Kent ‘extremist’ but backed Antifa rioters


Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has accused her Republican opponent for Washington state’s 3rd congressional district, Joe Kent, of being an ‘extremist’, even though there is evidence that she herself has supported extremists in Washington. ‘leftmost.

Gluesenkamp Perez body shop offered free aid to Antifa rioters during Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, according to a July 26, 2020 Instagram post.

The post, on Dean’s Car Care Instagram account, @deanscarcarepdx, showed a photo of her husband Dean getting a haircut, with the caption:

If you and your leaf blower have been busy advocating for human rights, we’d like to do what we can to help keep this little machine in good working order (pro bono), email us and check your fluids.

According to multiple media outlets, Antifa members used leaf blowers in an attempt to clear tear gas used by law enforcement to control rioting crowds.

According The Washington Post‘a group of self-identified Portland dads’ known collectively as ‘DadBloc’ and ‘Leaf Blowing Dads’ showed up at the protests wearing orange shirts to compliment the ‘Moms Wall’ which formed human shields at the Mark O. Hatfield Tribunal.

An account associating with dads identified itself as Antifa and sent messages of support to other Antifa members in other cities.

Meanwhile, Gluesenkamp Perez attempted to portray Kent as an “extremist”, calling him a “radical right-wing extremist” in numerous social media posts. She did not mention her support for Antifa or Black Lives Matter on her Twitter account.

A spokesperson for Gluesenkamp Perez told Breitbart News in a statement that it was an employee of his store who made the Instagram post:

This is a dishonest and ridiculously misleading attack. Any claim that Marie or her husband ever supported Antifa is a lie. In 2020, as tear gas and pepper spray wreaked havoc on Portland residents, an employee at Marie’s shop once wrote an Instagram post offering to fix broken leaf blowers. That’s it.

Nothing Mary or her husband said or did was in any way contrary to law enforcement. Let’s be absolutely clear about this: Marie’s small business has suffered multiple break-ins, so she knows first-hand the important work the police do to protect public safety and fight crime. Marie supports fully funding our police and opposes political violence in all its forms – unlike her extremist opponent Joe Kent, who claims ‘we are at war’ with federal law enforcement and wants to withdraw funding of the FBI along with other federal law enforcement. ”

Kent’s campaign responded to his opponent calling him “extremist” again.

“The announcement of Marie’s repair shop offering free repairs to those ‘working for human rights’ is an undeniable offer of material support for Antifa at the height of their riots and attacks on the police,” a campaign spokesperson said.

“Marie claims to support the police because she is running for Congress in a red light district, but when it mattered, she turned her garage in Portland into an arsenal for Antifa,” he said.

“Local law enforcement has been unanimous in their public endorsements of Joe Kent, and the people of Washington’s 3rd District know Antifa belongs in jail, not Congress.”

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