Oct 13, 2021
Congressional Candidate Joe Kent joins Dr. Rose on The
In this episode of The Scalpel, we're proud to be joined by
Joe Kent. Joe is running for congress in the state of Washington
and at the Scalpel we felt it was very important to introduce you
to him. If you don't know who he is.
We often wish we could find people to elect to represent us to
the high levels of government, to protect the constitution and our
rights, - to protect the idea of the United States of America.
We're left wondering - where are these people?
Joe Kent is one of them - and we want you to meet him.
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About Joe Kent: (From
I was born in a cabin in Sweet Home, Oregon, and grew up in
Portland, Oregon. Growing up, I spent much of my formative
years in the Cascades and Columbia River Gorge, thanks to Boy
Scouts and Explorer Scouts. I have always considered the Pacific
Northwest my home and wanted to fight for this nation.
When I was eighteen, I enlisted in the Army as an infantryman
and earned my way into the Ranger Regiment and then Special Forces.
After 9/11, I volunteered at every opportunity to serve in combat.
I did this for over twenty years and eleven combat deployments. I
intended to continue to serve our nation in hostile locations
abroad until my world turned upside down on January 16th, 2019,
when my wife, Shannon Kent, was killed fighting ISIS in
Syria. At that moment, I knew I had to step away from putting
myself in physical danger so I could be there for our two young
sons. Shannon was killed approximately one month after President
Trump attempted to pull our troops out of Syria because we had met
our military objective. This attempt to end a war brought out the
Establishment’s true colors as they resisted him at every
Seeing the Establishment’s hubris and contempt for a President
that represented the country’s will and the people’s best
interests, I knew I had to act. However, this time my fight was to
defend America First policies. No one asked me to do this. I
sought out every opportunity and any media outlet that would give
me a platform to use my twenty-year expertise physically fighting these wars
how correct President Trump was.
Defending Trump’s policies gave me a taste of the savage fight we
face against a hostile mainstream media and deeply entrenched
political class. I eagerly sought out the opportunity
to defend President Trump
when The Atlantic,
a well-known publication, printed slanderous accusations
I moved back to the Pacific Northwest to get my sons closer to
my parents and family. After living in Portland for a short time, I
realized that the far left had ruined that city and relocated to
Yacolt, Washington. I chose to live here because I knew that this
district’s people share my traditional conservative values, and it
would be an ideal environment to raise my sons. I voted for
Representative Beutler to stand firm for my family and our
district. She betrayed that trust and made it clear that I needed
to act decisively.
In over 20 years of fighting on the battlefields and through
my wife’s death, I know what it feels like to be on the receiving
end of failed policy. The Establishment is too self-absorbed to
represent the will of the people they are supposed to
represent. I have also seen firsthand that you cannot
persuade someone to fight when the odds are against you. Only those
with the courage of conviction will continue to fight when the odds
are not in their favor. No one has asked me to do this.
I’m volunteering now, just like I did 22 years ago. Suppose
we rely on traditional candidates that have done nothing but run
for office or have no experience in a hard fight and have never
been in danger. In that case, our voices and our movement will
succumb to the left’s dark vision for this nation. Portland
and Olympia demonstrate this with their failed policies that
surround this great district.
I want to go forward and fight because I want to fight, and I
know how to fight. This is for the future of our nation and
the legacy that we will leave for our children. This is what is
compelling me to run for office. It would be an honor to earn your
vote and serve this great country once more.