Capito on Trump's Russian connections -- bravely not taking a stand
I googled Shelley Moore Capito and Russia and could not find any comments by Capito that dealt with the recent media revelations dealing with the Trump administration and Russia. Earlier this month McClatchy asked her about the formation of a special select committee to investigate:
“I’m not saying yes, but not saying no,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., while adding that “I think the Intelligence Committee is moving forward.”
Shelley apparently needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. She apparently didn't need one last year, however. In my research, I did find this bill that she co-sponsored:
“The security clearance of any officer or employee of the federal government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information shall be revoked.” — Senate Bill 3135, co-sponsored last year (to shame Hillary Clinton) by 16 Republican senators: Cory Gardner, John Cornyn, Shelley Moore Capito, Tim Scott, James Risch, Pat Roberts, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, John Barrasso, David Perdue, Johnny Isakson, Thom Tillis, John Thune, David Vitter, Mike Rounds and James Inhofe
Apparently, Republicans get to follow different rules.
No McKinley's town hall this week -- he's still ducking his constituents
Congress is recessed this week. What about a local town hall? From The Hill yesterday:
Members holding town halls next week will likely find themselves having to answer questions about the CBO score.
But few are actually having in-person town halls after many Republicans faced confrontational ones in the last few months. Only about seven House Republicans had announced town halls for next week as of Friday, according to townhallproject.com. Two GOP senators, Bill Cassidy (La.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), also have events next week.
The Hill article does mention our local congressman:
Some advocates are planning to get creative. For example, in West Virginia, there will be a flip-flop giveaway targeting Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), who voted for the American Health Care Act.
My guess is that McKinley will probably find time to meet with a friendly veteran's group to get some useful photo-ops.
Out for a couple of days -- no blogging until Sunday.