Congressman Kuhl after protesters visited his Packett's Landing office in Fairport he "thought about packing." This is the same congressman that allegedly pulled a shotgun on his ex-wife.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
That's so Kuhl
I met Congressman Randy Kuhl for the first time today and I have to admit he came off not so much in President Bush's pocket as I thought he was. Don't get me wrong, he is firmly a Republican with his emphasis on market forces and gun ownership rights, but several times he spoke of how he differed with the president. Here's a few tidbits:
1. The Iraqi War
Kuhl said that the war was in progress before he came into office but that he is "pleased as pleased can be" that the president is now employing more of the Hamilton/Baker strategy.
Kuhl also said he believes that we should engage in talks with Syria and Iran, saying "Absolutely, why not?"
2. Gun control
Kuhl does not believe we need more gun laws on the books in New York state. In terms of curbing urban violence, he seemed as mystified about what to do as anyone else. When I asked him about his opinion on closing gun show loopholes, he was somewhat vague as to what he would do.
Kuhl said that he wasn't at his offices when the protesters in Bath and Fairport were there. When I asked him if he had ever protested, he said "Yes, when I walked off the floor in Congress recently." I asked if that means he thinks the protesters have a right to do so and he again said "yes, just not over the line." He said that the types of protests have caused him to rethink security at his offices and that means securing doors. He said they are "more protective now" and that he "thought about packing."
He also said that most of the protesters were not from the district but that he offered to meet them at a later time.
Dramatization: kuhl to constituents, “Say hello to my little friend!”