Yesterday, civil rights leader (and congressman) John Lewis led House Democrats in an act of old-fashioned protest: a sit-in.
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After a dismal showing in New Hampshire, many pundits expected Ben Carson to drop out of the race to become the Republican nominee for president. One member of Congress saw this, for some reason, as the perfect time to offer an endorsement for Carson.
Andy Harris, the much-mocked Congressman from the Eastern Shore (you remember his weird winks, right?), is in trouble.
You may know Maryland Congressman Andy Harris as the guy who tried to block legal pot in D.C. Or maybe you remember him as the fellow who thought that people upset about George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin should “get over it.” But for me, Congressman Harris will now and forever be “creepy winking guy.”
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris thinks that the media’s — as well as the country’s — fixation on the trial of George Zimmerman was outsize, and contributed to our missing out on “huge issues going on in the world.” And that’s fine, except it seems to be willfully ignorant of what a huge issue the killing of Trayvon Martin is for so many Americans. (I mean, the proof’s in the pudding, right? People can’t stop talking about it because it’s meaningful to them, right?)
But he didn’t leave it at that. Wearing his lack of empathy on his sleeve, he followed up that statement with this one: “That’s the way the American law system works. Get over it.” Good. That’ll kick-start the healing process. I’m certain people will commence getting over it right away!
Everyone makes such a big deal about voting, but try it twice in the same election and, man, they will throw a fit! Just ask Wendy Rosen. She was the Democratic challenger opposing Republican Andy Harris in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, until she had to withdraw from the race Monday after she couldn’t “remember” whether she had ever voted twice in the same election.