Opinion: Himes is right on Brexit, but can Connecticut capitalize on it?

Terry Cowgill
Terry Cowgill

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill.

The shockwaves felt by the United Kingdom’s stunning decision to leave the European Union reverberated around the world late last week, eventually finding their way to Connecticut. Interestingly, few public officials here have come forward to comment extensively on one of the most important European policy decisions in decades.

It’s difficult to know precisely what Connecticut’s congressional delegation is thinking since House websites have been down for maintenance for the last several days. Perhaps they’ve been too busy helping to stage the much-publicized sit-in for gun control legislation to weigh in on this momentous move. Or perhaps they think we Nutmeggers are bored by foreign policy or that we’re preoccupied with the impending holiday commemorating our own independence to consider events across the pond. And as far as I can tell, neither of our senators has weighed in on this.

Stepping up to the plate to fill the void was U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. As was the case with the FBI’s attempt to force Apple to unlock San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook’s iPhone, the Democratic congressman from the 4th District is willing to go where others in the state’s congressional delegation fear to tread.

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  1. Peter I Berman

    Why would anyone think that CT’s political leaders – unable to resolve our perennial embarrassing budget crisis and resolve our pounced exodus of jobs, firms and population- could possibly gear up to “take advantage” of Brexit opportunities for CT’s economy ? Would that our illustrious Rep. Himes devote his attention to problems facing America rather than criticizing UK voters for exercising their hard fought Democartic voting decisions. Especially as we celebrate July 4th. ! Brexit is not an “Amerian Problem”.

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