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 . . .
"I think there is a rule that bans earmarks, but there's also a rule that says we're not bound by the rules."
Following Senator Capito down the rabbit hole on earmarks
Last week, the local “newspapers” featured area congressman David McKinley’s efforts on earmarks. (I wrote about it here.) As a follow-up, I decided to research what WV’s junior senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is saying about the subject.
From Roll Call last month, here is Capito hedging on the Senate rule banning earmarks:. . .
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— . . .
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 . . .
Senator Capito on Trump and WV’s handling of the coronavirus
Fearless Senator Capito
From this morning’s “State of the Union” on CNN:
“You called President Trump’s actions during the January 6th insurrection disgraceful. And you said history will judge him harshly. Would you support the former president if he ran again in 2024?”
“We’ll see.” – Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito . . .
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 . . .