AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote
From the Associated Press earlier today:
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
Here's the key paragraph:
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most consequential vote of the Trump era, the vulnerable Democrat is facing a political firestorm back home. While Republicans — including one of the president’s sons — are on the attack, the most passionate criticism is coming from Manchin’s very own Democratic base, a small but significant portion of the electorate he needs to turn out in force to win re-election next month. A Manchin loss would put his party’s hopes of regaining control of the Senate virtually out of reach.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito explains her vote
Capito's support for Kavanaugh was entirely predictable. Here's the senator's justification:
Shelley may want to save her tweet for her next class reunion.
A Parkersburg councilman weighs in with a coat-hanger reference
As Raw Story reports:
A West Virginia lawmaker who left the Democratic party because he felt it was “anti-Christian” is under fire for taunting women to get their “coat-hangers ready” in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overturned with the help of newly-installed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In the now-deleted Facebook comment that was screen-captured by several commenters, Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber was busted for the comment that drew the ire of others on Facebook who were appalled at his grotesque reference to back-alley abortions.
He's apparently a really class act:
After complaints were made about his tasteless Facebook post, Barber deleted it and accused anyone who took a screenshot of it of trying to get him fired while also making more jokes about a woman’s right to choose.