More bribery from our president and silence from our senator
Back in February, after Republican senators found Trump innocent of trying to shakedown the Ukraine to get them to investigate the Biden family, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito excused the president's behavior by suggesting that he just needed to be a bit more careful in how he phrased things:
"I think he's . . .
Doing a town hall at the University of Charleston
Yesterday, Manchin spoke at a town hall about a variety of subjects. On his impeachment vote, Manchin explained his reasoning:
On the subject of impeachment, Manchin said he made his decision to vote to convict Trump after listening to Alan Dershowitz, the . . .
She then rationalizes and enables Trump's behavior: “he is who he is"
Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was quoted in an article by Business Insider on whether President Trump has learned any lessons from his impeachment. Capito’s response was like those of a number of Republican senators:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and . . .
More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer
On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .
He just escalated his fight with WV's Joe Manchin -- one of few Democrats that have supported him
According to FiveThirtyEight, West Virginia's Joe Manchin leads all active Democrat senators in voting President Trump's way. Despite this, Trump criticized Manchin yesterday morning (see my last post). Not willing (or, more likely, unable) to stop, Trump continued his attack on Manchin last night:
...But, just like the people of . . .
Guess which one is a puppet, and which one is a great person
(Hint -- the puppet is not the one that votes 96% of the time with the President.)
From President Trump's Twitter* account:
I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s . . .
Some different points of view of the Republican senator
Today, just after midnight:
Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election. Read the Transcripts!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2020
Later, at the . . .