I am honored @realDonaldTrump has selected me to serve on his Congressional Economic Task Force. I look forward to working with him to chart a path forward to reopening our country and rebuilding our economy.— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) April 16, 2020
From CBS News:
The White House released the names of the . . .
Posted in: shelley moore capito
Trump fires chief watchdog on a Friday night in the middle of a pandemic
From Politico last night:
. . .
President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.
More quid pro quo from Trump
Here’s West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito following the Senate impeachment trial on the quid pro quo charges against Trump:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and careful, the way he's phrasing certain things," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia as she . . .
Rationalizing the unthinkable to save Trump’s properties, economy, and election chances
The quote is from "Dr. Strangelove,"Stanley Kubrick's 1964 dark comedy about nuclear war. In the movie, a crazy general has given the "go" codes to a squadron of nuclear-armed B-52s to attack the Soviet Union. In the clip below, the president and his advisers are trying to prevent the planes from reaching their targets . . .
Representative McKinley and now Senator Capito are concerned about the future of minor league baseball. What about Bob Nutting and the Wheeling Intelligencer?
From The Hill:
Congress and MLB are barreling toward a showdown over the league’s plans to eliminate 42 minor league franchises across the country ahead of the 2021 season.
The league insists the plan is needed to improve the finances of minor league baseball and conditions for developing players. But MLB is facing . . .
It may be hard to believe, but yesterday Senator Capito criticized a Trump appointee (the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security)
You wouldn’t know that from the senator’s web page, Twitter feed, and most media reports, however
Yesterday, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, appeared before Capito’s Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. After discussing the importance of the department in the upcoming elections, Senator Capito questioned Wolf about the department’s proposed budget cuts to election security:
. . .
She then rationalizes and enables Trump's behavior: “he is who he is"
Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was quoted in an article by Business Insider on whether President Trump has learned any lessons from his impeachment. Capito’s response was like those of a number of Republican senators:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and . . .