A question: Why did WV’s attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, use the state and its resources to defend Donald Trump?
Likely answer: To show his devotion to all-things-Trump; Morrisey also knows that no one will hold him accountable
From “GOP attorneys general back Trump in court fight over Mar-a-Lago documents,” by Andrew Jeong and Amy B Wang, in Wednesday’s Washington Post:
Texas’s Ken Paxton and 10 other GOP state attorneys general came to the defense of former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in his legal fight over documents the FBI seized last month, . . .
The state’s stenographers were kept busy this week
On Thursday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito held another online press conference. Surveying the media landscape, I found different sources covering different aspects of the conference. For instance, Ogden Newspapers’ Steven Allen Adams gave local readers a front-page story on her co-sponsorship of the . . .
Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision
From his congressional website:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .
. . .
Republican senators—including Collins and Murkowski—have already joined with Joe Manchin to block codification of abortion rights at the federal level. If the right to choose is to be saved, it will be an urgent state-by-state struggle that begins NOW!— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) May 4, 2022
Do you think any of our local reporters/stenographers asked Pompeo about his comments about Putin and the Ukraine?
From WTOV's Jaime Baker:
Pompeo has endorsed Rep. David McKinley for the Republican spot in the current WV 2nd Congressional District race. McKinley is facing off against Rep. Alex Mooney in the May primary @WTOV9 https://t.co/hVbWcqt8xG— Jaime Baker (@JBaker_WTOV) April 20, 2022
Do you think any of the reporters asked . . .
Are there any reporters left in the state?
Last week, WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito discussed with “reporters” President Biden’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination. Here, according to WV Metro News, is what the senator had to say about the confirmation process:
Capito noted the confirmation process may be slower than what some may want.
“These are very, very . . .
Some follow-up on the previous post: Understanding Senator Manchin's and Capito’s opposition to extending child care subsidies
If you are wondering why both Manchin and Capito are opposed to extending the child care subsidies, the stumbling block for both appears to be whether religious organizations should be allowed to discriminate. While both Manchin and Capito are in favor of continuing the subsidy for child care, both also want the rules on who runs child care . . .