Heard on the Hill
Angus King, 'Doing the Right Thing'
A witness reported King helping an elderly woman

King was spotted in a D.C. airport. (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.

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