Republican Jay Rodne, the Snoqualamie legislator who believes that Islam is incompatible with the West (putting him in agreement with ISIS, by the way), is also the ranking GOP member of the Washington State House Judiciary Committee. Yesterday, he stood by his comments. Today, the Washington State Democrats are calling on his party to strip him of the committee leadership position.
"Jay Rodne's bigoted and Islamophobic comments are just unacceptable, and someone who holds these hateful views should not hold a crucial position of power in Olympia," said Jamal Raad, Washington State Democrats Communications Director. "The House Republicans are meeting right now for pre-session days and can change committee assignments. The Washington State Democratic Party urges them to take this opportunity to do the right thing and strip Jay Rodne of his leadership position on the Judiciary Committee."
I urge Jay Rodne to do the right thing and go fuck himself. Republican Senator Jim Honeyford, who claimed in March that poor, "colored" people are more likely to commit crimes, subsequently apologized, at least. The House Republican caucus hasn't responded to a call seeking comment.
This post has been updated since its original publication.