Once again Representative Andy Harris lets us know that he resides at the far right edge of the Republican party.
We can all recall that Harris was one of the few Congressional Republicans who declined to withdraw his enthusiastic endorsement of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race following the publication of multiple credible allegations that Moore was a sexual predator of underage girls.
Now, Harris has thrown his support behind the leaders of his Freedom Caucus in their effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein. Although not a co-sponsor of the impeachment filing, Harris supports the idea, telling a reporter “if this is what it takes, than this is what it takes.” Republican Speaker Paul Ryan has already thrown cold water on this misguided effort, saying that the tussle over documents between congressional Republicans and Rosenstein doesn’t rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” warranting impeachment.
Maryland’s 1st Congressional district leans Republican, but it is ill-served by Harris who advocates for an extreme and disruptive faction of the Republican party. Republicans should take a good look at Jesse Colvin who has been endorsed by our former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (www.jessecolvin.com).