Townhall: A Republican congressman from Tennessee made a deeply personal gesture on Monday, sharing his mobile phone number on Twitter for anyone who needed to discuss their fears about the impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus.
“If [you’re] feeling overwhelmed or scared and just want to talk to somebody give me a call,” Rep. Tim Burchett said. “We will get through this together.”
Burchett’s open line of communication on social media followed the news that several people had taken their own lives in areas in and around Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District, which he represents. Burchett, 55, shared his pain and shock at receiving the news in a video included in his Twitter post.