Rep. Carolyn McCarthy through the years

Carolyn McCarthy was pushed into public life after her husband was killed and her son was critically injured in the LIRR shooting on Dec. 7, 1993. McCarthy was sworn in as congresswoman in 1997.

Get The 1600 newsletter

Get our inside look at the White House and goings on in the Donald Trump administration.

Sign up

By clicking Sign up, you agree to our privacy policy.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy policy.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.