Guess how our local congressman, David McKinley (who refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression), voted?
From the Associated Press:
The House has approved a bill that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol as well as a bust of Roger Taney, the U.S. chief justice known for an infamous pro-slavery decision. The legislation now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate. https://t.co/ayVdrpCLUf— The Associated Press (@AP) June 30, . . .
More than just a couple of chicken sandwiches
The current story
From Roll Call:
The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating whether Rep. Alex X. Mooney misspent campaign funds on personal pursuits and failed to properly report required information in his Federal Election Commission filings, according to a source familiar with the inquiry and related . . .
$41.5 million for WV’s 2nd congressional district: Congressman Alex Mooney is “glad that this funding has been secured for health care centers”
While Mooney was quick to take credit for the funding, what he doesn’t tell us is that he voted against the coronavirus legislation that provided the money
Here was Mooney’s press release issued soon after the funds were released:
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) today announced $41,596,186 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to 12 health care centers in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District.
“I am glad that this funding has been secured for . . .
Thank-you. I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that you are protecting our state from Joe Biden
We live in unprecedented times. Much insecurity about our future.
Here’s what I’m focusing on:
WVAG is preparing to save our state & the republic from destructive and illegal regulations that may emerge from the Biden Administration. . . .
*With important afternoon update
Early this morning, the House of Representatives voted 364-40 to pass emergency coronavirus relief legislation. From the Associated Press:
The Democratic-controlled House, with President Donald Trump’s support, early Saturday passed a bill to provide free testing for the coronavirus, as well as paid sick and family leave, . . .
A collection of interesting tweets
Fox News covers the cult conducting the impeachment inquiry
Fox Business guest: "Here is how I see what we're calling the impeachment process, inquiry — I see it as a secret ritual conducted by a cult … And I think it's worthwhile thinking of Speaker Pelosi as the high priestess of the cult, and Adam Schiff as a high priest of the cult." . . .
Breaking the law and accumulating wealth
Send in the clowns? (Crashing a congressional hearing)
You’re now probably familiar with Wednesday’s story of how a group of Republican representatives stormed a restricted-access impeachment committee meeting. Here’s the New York Times account:
House Republicans ground the impeachment inquiry to a halt for hours on . . .