First up: Senator Shelley Moore Capito
I’ve been kicking around writing about this broad topic for quite a while. Today’s post, however, was originally going to be about the stock actions recently taken by Senator Capito’s husband, Charles. As required by the 2012 STOCK Act, such transactions must be reported within 45 days to the Securities and Exchange Commission. I was . . .
Was it that slow of a news day? WTOV covers Senator Capito's visit to Wheeling's WestBanco Arena where she met some of the players
News? No, 36 seconds worth of Capito PR
From local station WTOV last night:
Senator Shelley Moore-Capito visits WesBanco Arena, eyes days of full capacity
(Note: You can watch the segment here. Apparently, WTOV/Sinclair no longer makes its news segments available for posting.)
The "news" report claims without explaining:
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Senator Capito (R - Hypocrisy) explaining her "no" vote on Tuesday: "Many provisions in the so-called COVID relief package have nothing to do with COVID at all" (with update)
Earlier today, Capito voted for the Tuberville amendment
What, you ask, is the Tuberville amendment?
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduces an amendment to the COVID relief bill about ... trans athletes in sports?— . . .
"Under this amendment, educational institutions would prohibit from receiving funding if by biological males are allowed to compete in women's athletics." pic.twitter.com/p4wawhHI7Z
The coronavirus rescue plan
Here’s the latest polling from Morning Consult:
NEW Morning Consult/Politico Poll— Jesse . . .
77% support for the American Rescue Plan (only 18% oppose)
59% of Republicans support the American Rescue Plan (only 33% oppose)#UNITY
REMINDER: 100% of Republicans in Congress voted no.https://t.co/YuonRZncOH
Trump called for the violent overthrow of our government. What would he have to do, Senator?
Some national reporters suggested that "moderate Republican" Shelley Moore Capito might vote in favor of the article of impeachment. Surprising no one who follows her closely, however, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) voted against the articles of impeachment. Anthony O’Neil expressed it as well as anyone:
For all the credit . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito explained the debate over a coronavirus relief package to the state’s stenographers
Lucky for us, an Ogden representative participated
Yesterday, West Virginia’s junior senator, Shelley Moore Capito, met online with some West Virginia media to discuss the Republican and Democratic coronavirus stimulus plans. Jess Mancini (from another Ogden paper) wrote the story for today’s Wheeling editions. Most of the article consists of Capito explaining the Republican . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, apparently worried about her 2026 reelection, supported Rand Paul’s amendment to dismiss the article of impeachment against Donald Trump
From today’s Washington Post:
All but five Republican senators backed former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in a key test vote ahead of his impeachment trial, signaling that the proceedings are likely to end with Trump’s acquittal on the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
West Virginia’s Republican . . .