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.
What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?
What do West Virginia’s representatives think?
The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.. . .
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 . . .
(with afternoon update)
This is what Senator Capito told MetroNews yesterday:
“Anyone who wishes to immigrate to the United States should do so through the legal process in compliance with our laws,” she said. “I know we can do better than some of the stories of family separation being reported in the news recently, and it’s . . .
Demonstrating courage on keeping families together!
From The Daily Beast earlier this afternoon:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a conservative member of the Democratic Party, announced his support on Monday for the Keep Families Together Act, making him the final Democratic member (plus independents Angus King and Bernie . . .
She'll be meeting with the President on funding for his border wall and co-leading the efforts to secure the necessary funding
Compared to our other West Virginia senator, Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito seldom makes news. I think she likes to keep a low profile and I've noted on a couple of occasions that she looks uncomfortable with some of the more front-and-center, purely-political responsibilities of her office. I google her name every 3 or 4 days to see . . .