Not everyone is cheering
Manchin gets it done but at what cost?
The West Virginia senator has agreed to support climate action, but only after ensuring his home state would remain a fossil fuel fiefdom. https://t.co/sSRmRd0Dnw— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 4, 2022
Jeff Goodell explains:
As part of the price for getting on board . . .
Great Britain and Europe
It’s hottest day ever?
Britain on Monday braced for what could become its hottest day on record, as French authorities warned of a “heat apocalypse” and emergency services across Europe confronted spreading wildfires and rising death tolls. https://t.co/Po0lBUsj7f— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) . . .
Senator Shelley Moore Capito: leave the abortion decision to the states
Here was Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision. In it, Capito clearly stated that the decision should be left to the states:
My statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s . . .
Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision
From his congressional website:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .
No word from West Virginia’s senators
From the Washington Post:
Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough, but falling short of tougher measures sought by Biden https://t.co/eMwXIj79ME— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 12, 2022
Some details from CNN:
Ten GOP senators sign onto a statement backing an outline of a guns . . .
Guns: Updates on Manchin’s and Capito’s response (or lack, thereof) and arming Ohio’s and WV’s teachers
The most recent comment from Joe Manchin:
Manchin told me that a final deal should include two things: Raising the age to 21 for purchasing semi-automatic weapons and standards for state red flag laws. He's also open to an assault weapons ban. On people needing AR-15s? "I never felt I needed something of that . . .
Senator Capito: “Can’t we talk about something that makes me look good?”
Pinned to the top of the senator’s Twitter account is this statement on broadband from five months ago:
Since 2015, my #CapitoConnect plan has helped bring reliable broadband to WV.
And now, WV is set to receive funding through the bipartisan infrastructure . . .