I recommend the censure and, if possible, impeachment of Washington state Rep. Vicki Kraft. Her language in relation to Gov. Inslee goes beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable under the First Amendment. 17th Legislative District representative Kraft compared the Governor to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. When asked about the symbols of white supremacy at the rallies she recently attended, she argued that any Nazi flags flown at those events weren’t symbols of hate. Rather, they were a symbol of protest to Governor Inslee’s implementation of the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, which makes him a dictator. This is beyond the pale in inciting hatred and violence towards the Governor who is doing his best to protect the citizens of our state from this horrible pandemic. As we’ve now seen in Michigan, it doesn’t take much to trigger these white nationalist militias to put into effect violent plans—plans that included the psychotic kidnapping and murder of a sitting governor, along with targeting state police officials.
If nothing else, Rep. Kraft should certainly be defeated in the coming election by her Democratic opponent, Daniel Smith, a certified social worker who has specialized in the care of the mentally ill for over 20 years as a practitioner and administrator.