Letters to the Editor

Massie an embarrasment

The U.S. House passed House Resolution 2646, “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis” on July 6. H.R. 2646 was legislation designed to provide help to those in mental health crisis. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., and co-sponsored by 205 bipartisan members of Congress.

According to its synopsis, the bill focused resources where they are most needed to foster evidence-based care, fix the shortage of psychiatric hospital beds, empower caregivers under federal privacy laws and help patients get treatment well before their illnesses could spiral into crisis.

The bill passed the House with 239 Republican and 183 Democratic votes. There were only two no votes: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie.

What in the world possessed Massie to vote against this bill?

Massie reminds me of a little boy flopping around the house in his daddy’s shoes. Massie is not yet able to fill the shoes of a real congressman. He is an embarrassment.

Ted Smith

Park Hills

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