Rep. Don Young of Alaska suggested this week that wolves might be a way to solve homelessness, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Young, a Republican, was speaking during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Thursday and objecting to members of Congress asking for the gray wolf to be a protected species, according to The Washington Post.
“…(W)e get 79 congressmen sending you a letter, they haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district,” he said, supposedly aiming his comments at Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
“I’d like to introduce them in your district,” Young stated. “I’d introduce them to your district and you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”
Young also once said to a political opponent during a political campaign, “The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead.’” The website CQ Roll Call asked him about it, to which he responded, “There’s some truth to that.”
There was another incident where Congressman Young grabbed the hand of a congressional staffer at the Capitol who was in charge of watching the entrance. It wasn’t protocol for anyone to be let in the entrance. After squeezing his hand for several moments, Young let go and walked through the entrance.