Heard on the Hill

Angus King, 'Doing the Right Thing'

A witness reported King helping an elderly woman

Angus King was spotted in a D.C. airport lending a helping hand. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Maine Independent Angus King was in Monday’s Portland Press Herald, but not because of his day job.  

The newspaper featured a letter from a woman named Christine Byrne, who wrote about witnessing an act of kindness from the senator toward an elderly woman in a Washington airport.  

The 72-year old senator hopped off the shuttle bus to walk with a woman who seemed jarred by a bumpy plane ride.  

Here is an excerpt:  

Sen. King stopped to assist an elderly woman, who was a bit confused in the bustle. As I passed them, I overheard him asking her if they should go together up the stairs or in the elevator and I smiled to myself, knowing she was in good hands. With our senator being so decent, doing the right thing without a camera lens or microphone in sight, we all are in good hands. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.