Earlier this week, Maryland Representative Andy Harris (R), made news by seemingly dismissing the outrage that spread throughout the nation in reaction to a not guilty verdict reached in the George Zimmerman case. His comments, much like his vote yesterday to repeal for the 38th time, health insurance for thousands of Marylanders without insurance, continues to show he clearly does not speak for Maryland. Yesterday most of the Democratic members of congress participated in a #AskMDDems twitter town hall on the budget. It is telling that after voting in lockstep with his party to cut jobs and shrink our economy, Andy Harris has not taken any opportunities to hear from voters on how we move our state and nation forward.
Joseph Lynn Kitchen Jr. is an ordained Baptist minister from Prince George’s County, MD where he serves as a community leader on issues of education reform, public transportation and youth empowerment. Joseph is President of the Young Democrats of Maryland and National Policy and Platform Director of the Young Democrats of America’s Minority Caucus. Learn more about Joseph’s work at www.josephkitchen.com.