In 2016, the 11th district of Michigan elected the youngest representative in state history, Jewell Jones, to the Michigan House of Representatives.
“I have hope in a brighter future and faith in our ability make it happen. As we all come together, our strengths and weaknesses build the chorus of change and progress. Our movement is made up of individual voices, but when we speak together, the sound is deafening.” reads a quote from him on his state website.
He was so proud he even bought a vanity plate for his Tahoe that said ELECTED. How do I know this, you ask?
On April 6th, he was arrested after driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and weapons possession. According to Fox, his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit, and law enforcement also discovered a Glock in the glove compartment of his vehicle.
Some of the worst parts of this story I have not read in the news. However, Michigan GOP has an entire Twitter thread dedicated to this incident.
I also find it interesting that when House Republicans voted to roll back gun-carrying requirements in 2017 State Representative Jewell had some harsh statements. “What about the black and brown man – men like me – who are killed everyday?” asked Democrat Rep. Jewell Jones. “Should another mother have to bury her child because of a tragedy that occurred because of irresponsible untrained handling of a firearm.”
Mr. Jones, driving around with your gun when you are so wasted that you roll your SUV with your pants down that would be considered irresponsible handling of a firearm.