Martha Roby, a staunch Republican who just began her second term representing Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has great concern about the division in our nation and, by extension, in Congress. In a small way, she’s bridging the gap.
Roby spent some time with the editorial board on Tuesday, and shared a story about a long day of voting on the Farm Bill. Roby was sitting at the end of the row; nearby was Rep. Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont. “Alabama and Vermont don’t have a lot of common agricultural interests,” Roby said. “He was interested in maple syrup and I was fighting for peanuts and catfish.”