Rep Young, when confronted, described his “wetbacks” remarks as a “poor choice of words,” but it is so much more than that. It is an egregious, dehumanizing reference which is an affront to all peoples.
It is yet another red flag to Alaska voters that they have re-elected a poor choice to represent our state.
Combined with the ongoing Congressional ethics investigation of his misuse/abuse of campaign contributions, perhaps we have finally reached the beginning of the end of the Young era.
— Thomas Petersen