Andy Harris Responds to Aggressive Protesters Outside his Office

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Congressman Andy Harris made the following statement on aggressive marijuana protesters outside of the D.C. office on October 2, 2018:

“After I was physically confronted by protestors attempting to physically force their way through a private doorway into my office in Washington, D.C., the same violent protesters then attempted to forcibly open the main door to the office.

In potentially dangerous situations like this, especially when a physical confrontation has already occurred, staff and Members of Congress are instructed by the Sergeant at Arms and the Capitol police to immediately lock down the entire office suite, and to call for Capitol police support. And that’s exactly what my staff did, despite the efforts of the protesters to force the second door open as well. Some of these same protesters have participated in, and disrupted, town halls by talking over other constituents. I commend my staff for keeping a level head during dangerous circumstances.

Yesterday’s events were truly shocking, and I strongly condemn those who promote physical confrontation as an appropriate response or solution to policy disagreements.

Despite the protestor’s aggressive confrontation, I remain committed to pursuing legitimate medical research into marijuana through legislation in a bipartisan effort that I have sponsored alongside some of Congress’ leading marijuana proponents.”

 

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Letters to Editor

  1. Michael H C McDowell says:

    But Andy Harris attacks voters, perhaps not physically — and the details of this case with his “bruised wrist” are murky; no police report filed, please note — and the arrogant and rude Harris never apologises when he lies about people in an outrageous way, as he did to me in the summer and I hit back. Andy Harris thought I and others would just let him get away with his attack. Well he was wrong. I frankly think the marijuana people are a distraction from his appalling Dr. No/Dr. Do Little threadbare record. But let’s reprise the record in my case. But Harris interferes in a DC law and he doesn’t represent the voters of DC. And by the way, NO police ever contacted me about an “investigation” as he alleged, because…..there was nothing to investigate. Straight out of Trump’s mendacious playback. We have your number, Andy Harris: https://chestertownspy.org/2018/07/11/awaiting-an-apology-from-andy-harris-by-michael-h-c-mcdowell/ AND Harris’s false-news response: http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/kent_county_news/news/harris-meet-and-greet-leads-to-police-investigation/article_7166fbc7-7cd4-500c-9d5a-18fd97e3288e.html

  2. Earl Runde says:

    Rep. Harris is the only Maryland State or Federal legislator who accepts monies from the NRA. When I wrote to him to ask if he plans to continue to accept monies from the NRA. I never received a reply.

  3. Gren Whitman says:

    Never forget that while Harris demands the best publicly funded health insurance for himself and his family, he has voted against health insurance for his constituents.
    This alone should convince us to vote him out on November 6.

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