West Virginia and its senators on abortion rights
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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
Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in Wheeling to endorse David McKinley
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 . . .
Senator Capito gets another free pass from West Virginia’s stenographers
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 . . .
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito meets the press
Yesterday, Senator Capito met virtually with members of the West Virginia press. From today’s write-ups in the Morgantown Dominion-Post and Ogden Newspapers, the bulk of the questions were on four topics: Afghanistan, immigration, and congressional action on infrastructure and voting. The write-ups suggest that the press dutifully listened to . . .
Letting Capito slide, Part #295
Again, Kercheval does his part on WV MetroNews
Hoppy Kercheval on WV MetroNews is probably the state’s best interviewer of politicians. He asks good questions and then usually follows them up with even better questions. Our local congressional representative, David McKinley, for instance, loves to appear in local media because he . . .
“Hey, we stole those seats fair and square”
Senator Capito warns Democrats to not even think about adding more Supreme Court seats
From local station WTRF:
West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she plans on voting for Judge Barrett’s confirmation.
Ahead of that vote, Senator Capito joined her Republican colleagues to warn of a court packing plan.
She along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Steve Daines (R-MT), . . .