West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito speaks out on Putin/the Ukraine and Biden nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson
Senator Capito “talks tough” on Putin but has nothing to say about one of his biggest fans
Here is WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, on Wednesday:
West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore-Capito warns if Russian President Vladimir Putin can kill innocent women and children — he can do anything. . . .
Capito . . .
The WV legislature and Ogden Newspapers have praised the state for its willingness to always help those in need. When it comes to Ukrainian refugees, do we deserve the praise?
In last Thursday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, we were told that West Virginians
“are always willing to welcome new folks. . . . This is a West Virginia trait that does not differ based on the letter someone chooses to put after his or her last name. If someone needs our help, we give it.”
In addition to . . .
Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?
Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:
Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .
Given all that is happening in the Ukraine, isn’t it time for West Virginia’s treasurer, Riley Moore, to account for his previous lobbying efforts on behalf of the Russian-backed Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych?
Yes it is, but who would ask him?
In 2013, current WV Treasurer Riley Moore went to work as a lobbyist for Paul Manafort and the Podesta Group. Here’s a screen shot from Open Secrets’ that list him as one of the lobbyists for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine:
Who was/is the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine? They were supporters of the then . . .
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 . . .
Send in the stenographers
Here is West Virginia senator, Shelley Moore Capito, explaining her reaction to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine to local channel 9 news: