A continuing look at how the area’s congressional representation is dealing with the crisis in the Ukraine
Rob Portman’s photo-ops
On Sunday, Ohio’s Senator Rob Portman attended a Ukrainian prayer service:
Sen. Rob Portman spoke during a prayer vigil at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma this afternoon.https://t.co/bPEshhfOpL— WDTN (@WDTN) February 27, 2022
And here is a more recent Portman photo-op:. . .
McKinley praises Trump and criticizes Biden
By contrast, President Trump projected American strength, preventing Putin from taking the actions we are seeing today.— David B. McKinley (@RepMcKinley) February 24, 2022
Some quick history
2016 - Trump campaign works to block giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian forces . . .
Deleting government documents: A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
First, a quick history:
Trump got elected in part by attacking Clinton for deleting emails that she deemed personal, then spent four years destroying official documents despite federal law. @AshleyRParker @jdawsey1 @thamburger @JaxAlemany https://t.co/bbQa9V2geU— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 6, 2022
The Wheeling . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorializes about the infrastructure package in order to praise/support our local congressman
The infrastructure bill passed early Saturday morning. Despite its importance, there was nothing about the legislation in yesterday’s local papers. (See previous post.) Today, the Intelligencer continued to ignore the particulars of the bill but did editorially applaud local representative and Ogden favorite, David McKinley, for voting for . . .
Fox to create a weather channel, remembering the insurrection
Fox to politicize the weather?
From the New York Times:
As the appetite for cable news wanes, Rupert Murdoch is preparing to launch a new TV venture: Fox Weather.
The company is aggressively poaching star meteorologists, hoping to become a powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel. . . .
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 . . .
Cults and stolen stuff (like elections and coasters)
The cult of personality
Here’s the Washington County (PA) GOP Chair, Dave Ball, explaining why PA’s Republican Senator Pat Toomey should be censured for his “yes” vote on impeachment:
Actual quote from a PA GOP official, explaining why Sen. Toomey should be censured: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not . . .