Spy Time with Congressman Andy Harris


It is safe to say that Sunday afternoon did not turn out to be what Congressman Andy Harris had expected when he dutifully showed up the League of Women Voters forum.

Anticipating to share the stage with two GOP opponents in the Republican primary race on June 26, Dr. Harris instead learned that both Martin Elborn and Lamont Taylor were “no shows” which prompted the LWV to cancel the event to be in compliance with the League’s standing rule that a forum can not take place with only one candidate in attendance.

To Rep. Harris’ credit, he nonetheless stayed in the lobby for close to an hour to answer questions from constituents, many of whom were Democrats, which centered around the Congressman’s long-standing opposition to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare).

He also took a few minutes with the Spy to answer our questions about the current Congress, his support and a few disappointments of President Donald Trump’s leadership and analyzing his chances to keep the 1st Congressional seat in the 2018 general election in November.

This video is approximately seven minutes in length.

Letters to Editor

  1. Deirdre LaMotte says

    When he sees he has strong Democratic contenders, he decides to finally show up. Not impressive at all.

  2. judy kelly says

    The background noise was extremely rude. Obviously those people didn’t come to hear what Congressman Harris had to say

    • Deirdre LaMotte says

      Really? His constituents drove to listen to him and he acted like an anointed sovereign. He did not take questions, they were
      hand-picked; he refused to answer any questions from the audience. You bet people were mad. I have never seen people more
      fired-up . Democracy in action, something this Administration does not understand.

  3. Joel Richmond says

    I am writing to find our whether Rep. Harris appeared for his interview with The Spy on October 16, 2018 as advertised.

    • We completed the taping at the Avalon’s MCTV studio on October 16 and now awaiting a copy of the interview to post. We will do so on Monday or Tuesday.

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