Democrat candidate's campaign video features far-left Antifa activist as victim of high living costs

The campaign video features Chase Cross, who identifies on Twitter as a "socialist sicario interested in city politics: plays the role of a person "did everything I was supposed to, and I still couldn’t stay in my home."

Ari Hoffman Seattle WA

Melissa Taylor, a far-left candidate running for the Washington State Legislature, released a campaign video late last week portraying a known Antifa activist, socialist, and Democrat operative as the poster boy for Seattle’s housing affordability issues.

The campaign video features Chase Cross, who identifies on Twitter as a "socialist sicario interested in city politics." He plays the role of a person who "did everything I was supposed to, and I still couldn’t stay in my home."

In a video taken by The Post Millennial’s Katie Daviscourt, Cross and Antifa were seen cursing and hurling racial insults at conservative African Americans and immigrants on a weekday during business hours. When asked about the behavior, Cross said had no regrets and doubled down on it.

In another video, Cross is seen embracing Jamal Williams, a known Antifa leader, agitator, and extremist, while Williams is energizing his masked Antifa protestors approaching a police line.

In October, Williams was arrested for hate crimes and criminal harassment after he allegedly assaulted two Jews in Seattle, one of which was a Rabbi. According to court documents, Williams "maliciously and intentionally" followed, threatened to kill, and assaulted the men in multiple attacks in October because of their religion.

Cross also lamented the clearing of the deadly Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) and proudly photographed himself participating in the occupation of six blocks of Seattle.

Cross was caught on video screaming "I hope you die in a fire!" to Jewish members of a right wing group. In that video, Cross appears to be wearing the same suit he's wearing in Taylor’s campaign video, while lamenting "guys in suits who come in, the building sells, your rent is doubled overnight."

After several of the incidents were widely exposed on social media, Cross was no longer listed as the Vice Chair of the 37th District Democrats or a member of the leadership for the King County Young Democrats (KCYD).

Taylor is endorsed by many radical politicians and organization in Washington, including Rep. Rebecca Saldana who donated, endorsed, and publicly spoke on behalf of Ubax Gardheere, former candidate for the King County Council who was arrested for threatening to blow up a bus full of middle school students.

Seattle City Council Member Tammy Morales also backed Taylor and Gardheere and previously defended looting during the riots that rocked the city in 2020.

Cross's claim "I did everything I was supposed to, and I still couldn’t stay in my home," appears to be the new talking point of Antifa activists during campaigns.

Washington state congressional candidate Rebecca Parson, who was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, suggested in a campaign ad that ran in May that homeless people living in the US should break into and live in empty houses to get Congress to pass housing legislation.

Parson, running as a 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" to fight for change, which included attending protests, writing letters, and making phone calls. It failed to accomplish anything, she said.


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