Articles by Deirdre Byrne

January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Family Members Present When Capitol was Breached

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) was interviewed on CSPAN about the breaching of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. Raskin, whose son Tommy died New Year’s Eve, told CSPAN that he brought his daughter and son-in-law to the Capitol with him for moral support as Congress counted the Electoral College votes. When he heard the […]

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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Senators, Congressmen Representing Montgomery County Confirm Safety

Maryland’s two U.S. Senators, Chris Van Hollen (D) and Ben Cardin (D), are both safe after protestors broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, according to spokespeople for the officials. The Republican enablers who encouraged @POTUS and this insurrection must actively work to calm the crowds and restore order. Words matter and the incendiary language […]

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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: ‘All Americans Should Be Outraged By this Attack on Our Nation’s Capitol’

Gov. Larry Hogan condemned the breaching of the U.S. Capitol and the threatening of the lives of members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence. In a video Wednesday afternoon, he says, “They are threatening the lives of members of Congress and the Vice President for upholding the Constitution and for affirming the voters’ choice […]

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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford: ‘Impeachable Offense to Incite Violence’

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (R) is criticizing President Trump on Twitter as Pro-Trump protestors are breaching the U.S. Capitol. “Impeachable offense to incite violence as @realDonaldTrump has done,” Rutherford tweeted. Impeachable offense to incite violence as @realDonaldTrump has done. — Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) January 6, 2021 Gov. Larry Hogan also condemned the protestors, tweeting, […]

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January 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Cardin to Hogan: ‘It’s Not Too Late to Pull’ Loeffler Endorsement

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took aim at Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) on Twitter Tuesday evening after the governor’s press briefing updating Marylanders on the state’s vaccine distribution plan. Hogan was asked by a reporter during the briefing about the 13 Republican Senators who have gone on the record opposing counting some of President-elect Joe […]

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January 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

County Residents Can Now Request Food Assistance Online

Montgomery County residents in need of food assistance resources can now do so online. On Tuesday, the county government launched a Montgomery County Food Assistance online form, which is available in seven languages. A trained specialist will review completed forms and will connect with residents by phone within one business day about their specific food needs. […]

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January 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Holy Cross: 2,000+ Nonprioritized People Erroneously Signed Up for Vaccine

More than 2,000 ineligible people erroneously signed up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Holy Cross Health. Holy Cross Health announced that on Dec. 30, the hospital system, which has locations in Germantown and Silver Spring, sent an email to employees with a link where they could sign up to schedule a time to receive […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Raskin, Wife Pen Essay on Son: ‘A Radiant Light in This Broken World’

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin published an emotional essay on Medium Tuesday, remembering their 25 year-old son Tommy who died on New Year’s Eve. The Raskins describe their son Tommy as having “a perfect heart, a perfect soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless sense of humor, and a dazzling radiant […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Family Launches Memorial Fund in Son’s Honor

On New Year’s Eve, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin announced the death of their son, Tommy who was 25. Tommy Raskin was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. He attended Takoma Park Elementary School, Pine Crest Elementary, Eastern Middle School, […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 4, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Jan. 4 and MyMCM is back from our hiatus, and just in time for National Spaghetti Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county. The schedule of clinics may be found here. 2. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet […]

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