Washington state congressional candidate Rebecca Parson, who was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America and is allied with Antifa, previously said in a campaign ad that when she wins the election, a million people living in the US should break into empty houses and live in them so that Congress will pass housing legislation.
After significant blowback, Parson is now changing her tune.
Despite calling for the break-ins, which by Washington state law are at minimum trespassing and vandalism, both misdemeanors, Parson told the outlet, “I don’t want people to commit a crime.No
You feel it. I feel it. We’re on the edge of collapse.
Wall St is buying up entire neighborhoods, rent & home prices are soaring, working people can’t afford homes.
— Rebecca Parson for Congress, WA-06 (@RebeccaforWA) May 19, 2022
Now she is claiming that she wants governments to purchase the homes for the homeless to live in. “The idea is there’s this crisis situation with people who need homes and then there’s 28 empty homes for every homeless person in the country. So, let’s have the federal government or city and local governments use money to buy these properties and use them for what they’re actually intended for.”
The activist running as Democrat to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District said in the video ad that while sleeping in her car, she “did what she was supposed to” in order to fight for change, which included attending protests, writing letters, and making phone calls, but failed to accomplish anything.
After celebrating her previous activist efforts, which included illegally occupying properties such as a motel, yet admitting failure in her efforts to achieve anything, she said in the video, “f*ck that!,” grabbed a bolt cutter, and cut through a fence around a home which had been foreclosed on by a bank and moved in.
She continued, “imagine I proposed a housing for all bill in Congress, then imagine you, me, and a million of our friends took action and occupied empty houses nationwide. They couldn’t ignore us.”
Parson’s campaign previously contacted The Post Millennial’s Ari Hoffman through his radio show on 570 KVI for an interview but has since refused to acknowledge follow up requests to schedule.