WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito follows the Republican talking points
Yesterday, as numerous media sources pointed out, the Trump administration sent out “talking points” for Republicans to use when asked about the phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Here was the first Republican talking point:
Press reports have given currency to flat-out falsehoods about the call.
The transcript clearly shows there was no quid pro quo or anything else inappropriate about the conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy.
Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito appeared on Metro News’ “Talkline” and said this:
“Eight times supposedly the president asked for this, I don’t see that in here,” Capito said. “I don’t see a quid pro quo in here. I see a conversation between two leaders that is pretty broad-ranging. I just don’t think this rises to impeachable on the conversations I’ve read.”
I guess our senator missed the part where Trump responded to the Ukrainian president: "I would like you to do us a favor though. . . .”
No response yet from Capito on today’s events
And today, I have checked from time to time but have not found any response by Capito to the whistleblower’s letter. Especially, this part:
In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals. The President’s personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well.
But at least somebody appreciates her efforts
Earlier this evening, President Trump tweeted:
You will know that Trump's days are numbered if he ever loses Shelley.