What impressed me most about District 27 candidate Nate McMurray’s appearance at his rally in Farmington was the empathy he expressed for his embattled opponent, Chris Collins, and his family.
McMurray, who recently ran into Collins at a local parade, said he could sense the trouble in Collin’s body language and see the stress in his eyes. He offered sympathy to Collins and his family, who may be facing stiff jail time for alleged insider trading.
Compassion? For a political rival? In this environment?
Contrast this with the Republican response to Collin’s arrest. At last report, no fewer than four would-be replacements were picking over his political bones like buzzards searching for carrion. I think we could use a bit more of McMurray’s style in Washington, and a lot less of the Grand Old Party, i.e. President Trump.
Mark Syverud
Victor