Has Senator Capito learned anything from the January 6 hearings?
Last Friday, WVVA reported:
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) shared her thoughts on the House of Representatives’ first three January 6th Select Committee hearings on Friday.
“I think we’re learning things that we hadn’t heard,” said Capito.
But that was Friday and perhaps the senator has since forgotten what she learned. Here’s what she told The Hill earlier today:
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R W.Va.), an adviser to McConnell’s executive team, said she’s been following some of the hearings but “didn’t learn anything new.”
Whatever you say, Senator.
Senator Capito reacts to one of this year’s worst written local news stories by republishing it on her senatorial website
Yesterday, local Wheeling television station WTRF covered this story:
Senator Capito agrees with West Virginia Governor, no to gas tax holiday
As the price of gas in the Mountain State hovers around five dollars a gallon, Governor Jim Justice has said no to a gas tax holiday.
Okay, so far. But here is the next sentence:
Blaming the Biden administration for the high money for infrastructure would be hard to replace.
(High money? Infrastructure? Blame? Huh?)
The story continues:
U-S Senator Shelley Moore Capito agrees, “I don’t think erasing the gas tax is the best way to solve a very difficult problem. And I don’t it can be done, and it’s really not being talked about on the federal level. I think there are a couple of bills but they aren’t going anywhere.”
Beyond the clumsy syntax, I don’t believe anyone thinks that temporarily dropping the tax is a permanent solution. And, despite what Capito says, a “holiday” on the gas tax is being considered on the federal level. Finally:
West Virginia’s gas tax is about 36 cents a gallon, with the federal government tacking on another 18 cents.
The WTRF story is terrible on any number of levels. That, of course, did not keep it from quickly ending up exactly as written on Capito's congressional website.
Does anybody on Capito’s staff read a story before republishing it? Apparently not.