Those of us who are part of the Daily Kos and who live in Maryland have our strong disagreements of Maryland's single Republican Congressman - Tea Partier and extreme right winger Andy Harris, who represents Maryland and Baltimore's northern and northeastern suburbs. But I was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Harris's wife Slyvia Harris, this past Thursday. The linked article describes Ms. Harris as a prominent anti-abortion activist. The funeral will be on Labor Day, Monday, at Maryland's Catholic cathedral. The newspaper did not reveal the cause of death, but, having listened to the Congressman spout his talking points on WBAL Tuesday afternoon while waiting for a rush hour traffic report, I have no doubt that her death was sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Harris is our political opponent who opposes everything that we support. But we should give him a moratorium on our criticism while he and his family are in mourning for the sudden death of their wife, mother, and grandmother. We extend Congressman Harris and his family our sincere condolences.