Not a great showing

By The Mercury

Good for Senator Jerry Moran and 2nd District Representative Lynn Jenkins. Those two — and only those two of the state’s six-member congressional delegation – voted Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling.

Not that either of them was enthusiastic about it. They weren’t. In fact, along with Sen. Pat Roberts and Reps. Tim Huelskamp of the Big First District, Kevin Yoder of the 3rd District and Mike Pompeo of the 4th District, both Sen. Moran and Rep. Jenkins oppose Obamacare and had initially opposed raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown.

But unlike others in the delegation, Sen. Moran and Rep. Jenkins rose above partisanship and cast responsible votes. It’s disappointing that the others, especially Sen. Roberts, were willing to allow the United States go into default and risk financial calamity for narrower political purposes — including their contempt of Obamacare.

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