Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
Senator Capito warns Democrats to not even think about adding more Supreme Court seats
From local station WTRF:
West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she plans on voting for Judge Barrett’s confirmation.
Ahead of that vote, Senator Capito joined her Republican colleagues to warn of a court packing plan.
She along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Steve Daines (R-MT), . . .
Coronavirus stimulus negotiations end as President cancels negotiations until after he wins re-election
West Virginians await new prediction from Senator Capito as to when the next package will be passed
From earlier today:
Hill-HarrisX poll:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 6, 2020
Should the Senate first pass a COVID relief bill or confirm Amy Coney Barrett?
Pass a COVID relief bill first 74%
Confirm Amy Coney Barrett first 26%
However, from CNBC News:
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has told his . . .
Her thoughts on the debate and Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Hey, WOAY, these are terrible answers. Did you ask any follow-up questions? (Apparently not.)
From Oakhill West Virginia's WOAY Newswatch:
WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) – In a phone conference on Wednesday, Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito called the debate on Tuesday between President Trump and Democratic Nominee . . .
Is it part of their hypocrisy or are they just rubbing the Democrats’ faces in it?
In a tweet earlier today, the West Virginia GOP quotes the Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Charles Schumer:
Senate Democrats have agreed, the Supreme Court needs 9 justices to function properly:
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: “Every day that goes by without a ninth justice is another day the American people’s business is not getting . . .
Senator Capito confirms that she is hypocrite
Senator Shelley Moore Capito a short time ago:
Of course, this is the opposite of what she . . .
The question: What did Senator Capito and our local Ogden newspapers say in 2016 about replacing a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year?
As Senator Shelley Moore Capito awaits her Republican talking points on voting on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, I thought it might be informative to see what our senator said four years ago.
On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama introduced Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court. . . .