Letter to the editor: Angus King is calm, respectful voice in Washington, D.C.

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:15pm

In an era of unprecedented partisan rancor, Mainers need a calm, respectful voice in Washington willing to speak plainly and frankly about what’s in Maine’s—and the nation’s—best interest.

Angus King is providing that voice in the U.S. Senate. As a member of the Intelligence Committee, for example, Senator King is working diligently to understand and defend against foreign interference in America’s elections through covert social media campaigns and other “active measures.” Senator King’s solution—educating the public about tactics used by Russia and other bad actors so American citizens are less susceptible to being misled or confused; and establishing serious consequences to deter foreign adversaries from targeting the U.S.—is a sound, sensible, bipartisan approach to protecting our Democracy from a serious threat.

Mainers are fortunate to have such an advocate representing them in the U.S. Senate—let’s keep him there. Vote for Angus King on November 6.

Ed Geis lives in Camden