(With Shelley Moore Capito update and Joe Manchin's after-the-vote reaction)
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin earlier today:
My statement on the January 6th Commission: pic.twitter.com/ZfNhQfKzmh— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) May 27, 2021
Is Manchin finally seeing the light? Probably not -- look at how he responds to a reporter's question about it:
More from MANCHIN on why he . . .
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Yesterday, Senator Joe was outraged
Politico Playbook: Sen. Joe Manchin was outraged that his GOP colleagues were suggesting they would filibuster the bipartisan setup of the Jan. 6 commission. @playbookdc— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 24, 2021
Why the outrage? Hasn't he been following what Mitch McConnell has been . . .
Following WV’s senators
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
A couple of times a week, for most of the 7+ years that I have been doing this blog, I use a search engine to see what WV’s two senators and the area’s congressman have been doing. Until this year, the results were quite predictable. Joe Manchin was always making news, David McKinley would sometimes make . . .
With 5/7 update
Good for Senator Shelley
From NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake:
WV’s @SenCapito today defended @Liz_Cheney as “bold and truthful into her truth,” and warned her party that actions against Cheney “could start narrowing the tent, which I think this will do. And that concerns me greatly.” pic.twitter.com/aYel1fOxXw— . . .
Sorry, Steven Allen Adams and Ogden Newspapers, Senator Joe saved the good stuff for USA Today
From USA Today’s exclusive* interview with Senator Joe Manchin:
WASHINGTON – When Sen. Joe Manchin learned a throng of pro-Trump protestors was threatening to disrupt Congress' count of the Electoral College votes in the Capitol on Jan. 6, the 73-year-old, 6-foot-3 former football standout said he was not ready to . . .
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There is not much that is newsworthy in the 2500 words of promotion for two of their political favorites
On the front page
Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, is back at work flacking for Ogden favorites, Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin.
'Workhorse' Capito Uses Her Voice in Washington
(You know the article is going to be a puff piece when “workhorse” shows . . .
Justice, Manchin, Morrisey and Capito
Governor Justice was on MSNBC earlier today
It did not go well:
.@SRuhle asks WV Gov. Justice about signing a bill restricting transgender athletes.
Ruhle: "Can you give me one example of a transgender child trying to get an unfair advantage? Just one in your state, you signed a bill about it."
Justice: "No, I can't really tell you . . .