Rep. Harris: Romney Would Have Saved Economy
The Republican congressman discusses toll increases, redistricting and who he supports in the 2012 presidential race in part two of his interview with Patch.
Harford County citizens should not have to fund roads in District of Columbia suburbs, Rep. Andy Harris said.
“The I-95 and the Hatem Bridge crossing are significant. And both of them, they’re paying for bridges and roads that have paid for themselves already,” Harris said Wednesday. “What I really object to is taking toll money from people in Harford County, or in the case of the eastern shore [who use the Bay Bridge], taking their toll money and spending it on roads in Montgomery and Prince George’s County [for] the Intercounty Connector.”
The Republican also offered support to a trio of conservatives in the 2012 presidential election race.
“We’ve got Mitt Romney, who has experience in the financial world, which would be absolutely essential in this period of crisis. I think we would have seen, had Mitt Romney been our president, we would have seen a very, very different handling of the economy,” Harris said. “I think Rick Perry’s going to enter the race. I think Rick Perry has an excellent record as governor of Texas. Michelle Bachman’s in the race. She has a great record in Congress. And the list goes on and on. ... The contrast with [President Barack Obama] could not be more stark.”
Harris also discussed why he believes that Washington is better off with the GOP in control of the House of Representatives, why he opposes Senate Majority Leader and Democrat Harry Reid’s debt crisis solution proposal and why redistricting in Maryland is a partisan affair.