GOP Rep. Suggests Siccing Endangered Wolves On Homeless People

Meet Alaska Congressman Don Young! Young has made a name for himself in Congress through such means as using an 18-inch walrus penis bone as a gavel, fighting to make it easier for elephant poachers to sell their ivory wares, and telling school children they are to blame for their classmate’s suicide.

Oh. And he does not much care for gay people either, shockingly. But that is neither here nor there.

Young’s current hobby horse is getting the grey wolf off the endangered species list, so that the people of Alaska can freely hunt down the remaining 7-11,000 grey wolves left in existence. Admittedly, I don’t personally understand the whole opposition to the endangered species list thing, given that it seems there are still a lot of animals one is free to kill with abandon and am not sure why endangered species would be all that much more fun to kill than species that are not endangered, but this is not really my wheelhouse.

Recently, 79 members of Congress sent a signed petition to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stating their support for keeping the grey wolf on the endangered species list. Young addressed this petition during a budget meeting on Thursday.

“How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one.”

“They haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district. I’d like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”

HA! It’s funny because all the homeless people would be murdered by wolves. And, you know, given that they’re not like, real people, who cares–right?

I mean, surely Young does not literally think it would be fun to watch homeless people be thrown, literally, to the wolves. I mean, I hope he does not. Still, I have to ask–what kind of person thinks this is like, a hilarious off-handed joke? And how is that person a sitting member of Congress?