U.S. Rep. Andy Harris answered questions on a wide range of topics at a town hall meeting he held with his constituents last March at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris answered questions on a wide range of topics at a town hall meeting he held with his constituents last March at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. (File photo)

I imagine most Americans who grew up during the Cold War felt the same surreal horror I did at seeing President Donald Trump insult our democratic allies and grovel to the gangster and assassin Vladimir Putin (“Our criticism today of Rep. Andy Harris was wrong. It was not nearly harsh enough.” July 18). Even Republican leaders not noted for their brave stands against President Trump’s abuses couldn‘t quite stomach the sight of an American president siding with a foreign dictator against his own country.

My own congressman, however, declined to condemn Mr. Trump’s humiliating display; instead, Rep. Andy Harris parroted Mr. Trump’s standard propaganda line professing mistrust of “the mainstream media.” I’m ashamed to have to call this useless tool my representative, and if you take any pride in your country or read a newspaper, I hope you are, too. The least we can do is vote him out in November; historically, collaborators with hostile powers have faced harsher penalties.

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Tim Kreider, Charlestown

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