Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision
From his congressional website:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .
Predictable: without any evidence, WV’s Republican leadership quickly blames Democrats for the Supreme Court leak
At this point, the person who leaked the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion has not been identified. How, then, did any of the following West Virginia Republicans know who revealed the decision?
First up was WV’s Treasurer, Riley Moore. Without any evidence, Moore quickly blamed the Democrats. (Notice his definitive . . .
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Republican senators—including Collins and Murkowski—have already joined with Joe Manchin to block codification of abortion rights at the federal level. If the right to choose is to be saved, it will be an urgent state-by-state struggle that begins NOW!— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) May 4, 2022
A look at a WV Pro-Life group’s message to Delegate Danielle Walker
From WV Metro News’ Brad McElhinny:
Black delegate receives an anti-abortion message conveyed by a Klan image
The article begins:
West Virginia’s only Black, female delegate was targeted with an anti-abortion message showing an image of a klansman.
Delegate Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia, received . . .
By now, you’ve probably read or heard about the new Texas anti-abortion law which will significantly curtail abortion rights in that state:
Last night, the Supreme Court officially overturned five decades of settled law and permitted Texas' unconstitutional abortion ban to stand.
Yes: They gutted Roe v. Wade without hearing arguments, in . . .
Yes, it's the usual Republican lack of self-disclosure and hypocrisy
The Wheeling Intelligencer
Wednesday's predictable editorial
Here's the editorial:
President’s Speech Emboldens Enemies
There’s no mention in the editorial of what the United States has gained from twenty years of war in Afghanistan – the editorial is only about blaming President Biden.. . .
Manchin in the middle
Senator Manchin sees himself as the man in the middle looking for compromise to solve the problems that perplex the country. His view of Washington puts him between the increasingly conservative Republican Party whose strength in the state has been growing and his own Democratic Party which he sees as out of touch with everyday West . . .