Patrick Morrisey update
Vaccines, Fauci, DeSantis, marijuana: what’s happening with WV’s attorney general?
Ignoring the numbers (and science), WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continues to fight against vaccine mandates
From earlier this month:
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined another multi-state lawsuit opposing a Biden administration vaccine mandate. This one concerns health care workers employed by providers receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding.https://t.co/8LewbtiZx9— The Dominion Post (@DominionPostWV) November 17, 2021
To that end, Morrisey often retweets Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz when they attack Biden and Fauci. Here's Cruz:
Enough is enough.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 30, 2021
America needs to stay open. Joe Biden and the Democrats need to stop threatening shutdowns of our schools and businesses. pic.twitter.com/B4xhULHZws
And here's Morrisey accusing Fauci of hubris:
“I represent science.”— Fauci.— Patrick Morrisey (@MorriseyWV) November 28, 2021
Hubris gargantuas. https://t.co/M1jhsDrG8B
I wonder how Morrisey feels about Lara Logan’s Fauci comparison on Fox News:
Lara compares Dr. Fauci to Josef Mengele pic.twitter.com/Q9IGW6EFLF— Acyn (@Acyn) November 30, 2021
Morrisey still praising Florida’s governor, Ron Desantis
As I noted back in May, Morrisey, who seldom misses a chance to praise DeSantis, may be angling for the vice president slot if the Florida governor gets the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Yesterday, he retweeted this:
Desantis: “In Florida, we will not let them lock you down. We will not let them take your job. We will not let them harm your businesses. We will not let them close your schools. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” pic.twitter.com/npfLBI51Qu— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) November 29, 2021
Morrisey’s and DeSantis’ campaign finance update
(I originally wrote about this here and here during Morrisey’s senatorial bid against Joe Manchin in 2018.) Last month, the online source for campaign donations, Open Secrets reported on the trial of Rudy Giuliani’s buddy, Lev Parnas:
Cases show foreign donors secretly funnel money through straw donors, shell companies, ‘dark money’
The story is about Parnas who Open Secrets characterizes as “a Soviet-born former business associate of Rudy Giuliani.” Last month, Parnas was found guilty of various campaign finance crimes. Here was one of his crimes:
At the federal level, 35th Inc., a single-candidate super PAC that supported former Congressional candidate Patrick Morrisey (R-W.Va.) got $15,000 from Global Energy Producers in 2018.
And here is another:
Parnas and his associates also made a $50,000 donation in the name of Global Energy Producers to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in his 2018 gubernatorial race, state campaign finance disclosures show.
This gets stranger. Open Secrets went looking for what was similar among the various candidates on the receiving end of Parnas’ illegal campaign contributions:
A common thread among the candidates Parnas and Fruman steered donations to during the 2018 cycle is that they were running in states that could have been advantageous to their fledgling marijuana business.
Getting AG Morrisey to help with their marijuana business? Interesting.