The congressman says different things about red flag laws in different parts of his congressional district but no one at an Ogden call him out on it
Five days ago, the Wheeling News-Register’s front page featured this story about West Virginia’s 1st District congressman:
McKinley Backs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Regulations
McKinley, of course, was following President Trump’s lead and our local Republican paper was more than willing to publicize how one of its favorites . . .
Hey, WTRF: When Congressman McKinley comes around for his free campaign promo segment, why don’t you surprise him and ask some real questions?
I’ve thought of a few gun-related questions if you can’t think of any
Whenever David McKinley (WV-1) is back in town, we can usually assume that local Wheeling TV station WTRF will give him a couple of challenge-free minutes to spout whatever he wants promoted. (See here and here for recent examples.) Today starts the second week of the House’s six-week recess and my hunch is that we are just days away from the . . .
To no one's surprise, Representative McKinley blames the Democrats
From WV Metro News
McKinley said Trump has been “under relentless pressure” from Democrats and reporters, which led to “his inarticulate and counterproductive response” on Twitter.
McKinley also suggested:
Both sides . . .
Answer: Congressman David McKinley shows up for his 90 seconds of free airtime on local station WTRF knowing that no one will ask him a tough question
Yes, McKinley’s back, this time telling WTRF and its viewers on Thursday what a great idea the Use It Act (of which he is a co-sponsor) is:
7News sat down with West Virginia Congressman David McKinley to learn more about new legislation that’s in the making in Washington.
It’s called the Use It Act, which deals with keeping . . .
David McKinley was one of only 34 Republicans to break with Trump and vote for the disaster aid package
From CBS News:
The House of Representatives passed a disaster aid package Friday, over the opposition of President Trump. Mr. Trump and some other Republicans bristled at the funding designated for Puerto Rico in the bill, arguing that the territory has already received too much assistance in the aftermath of the catastrophic . . .
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Answer: Trying to set the Guinness record for most clichés in one graduation speech, getting free air time on Channel 7 newscasts, and possibly running for governor
Giving the commencement address at West Liberty’s graduation
The formal commencement address is a holdover from the 19th century when elocution was important. And while the graduation ceremony still has meaning for those in attendance, the prescribed address ceased to be relevant (with very few exceptions) many years ago.
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The times may be changing: let’s move Representative David McKinley and Wheeling’s “newspapers” out of the “climate change denier” column
But let's not move them too far
You don’t need a climatologist to know which way the wind blows
Nationally, there would appear to be a growing consensus that something must be done about climate change. For example, Axios recently summarized why we may have reached a “tipping point on climate change”:
A rare convergence of science that reveals the . . .