Senator Shelley Moore Capito's statement on today's release of the Mueller Report:
I appreciate the attorney general’s efforts to be transparent by releasing the report to the public today—as well as the fact that he and his team made clear the reason for each and every redaction. While some critics will never be . . .
Capito is running for reelection
Early in the week, West Virginia’s junior senator announced her decision to run for reelection. Yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial expressed approval:
In many cases, Capito’s dedication, perceptiveness and attention to detail have won her bipartisan support for her initiatives. . . .
West Virginia's Senator Shelley Moore Capito explains her vote to sustain the president's decision to declare a national emergency (updated)
For Capito, not only is consistency obviously overrated, so is a willingness to stand up for what you believe
Here's a sample of Capito’s statements (from her own press releases) on executive orders and presidential overreach during the Obama administration:
Gun laws in 2016:
Unfortunately, the president has decided to once again circumvent Congress and govern by executive overreach.
Capito votes in committee to make Murray Energy's former lobbyist the permanent head of the EPA
From the Associated Press, earlier today:
Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler won a Senate committee’s approval of his appointment to the permanent post on Tuesday, along . . .
A short time ago, the New York Times posted an article about the government shutdown:
Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit
Here’s the lede:
President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that . . .
(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)
Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress
On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:
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Today's Wheeling "newspapers" feature two front page pictures of Shelley Moore Capito and an editorial praising Mac Warner (with 11/10 update)
Hey, it's never too early to start promoting Republicans for the 2020 election
Get out the camera, Capito makes an appearance at Oglebay Park and recalls the bunny slope
WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who local readers have not read much about since August*,
made a surprise visit to the first night of Oglebay Park's Festival of the Lights. Today, both papers featured the opening ceremonies but . . .