Congressman and Senate candidate, Alex Mooney:
Attorney General and candidate for governor, Patrick Morrisey:
State Treasurer and congressional candidate, Riley Moore:
Member of Congress, Carol Miller:
Governor and Senate candidate, Jim Justice:
Democrat Mike Pushkin, who is a WV delegate and state party chair, noted what the responses have in common:
One thing you won’t see West Virginia Republican leaders do today as they trip over each other to defend Donald Trump against the federal indictment filed yesterday is offer a detailed refutation of the evidence and the charges against him. That’s because they have no defense.
(By the way, the one Republican who is noticeably absent from this survey is Senator Shelley Moore Capito. This is consistent – Capito has not mentioned Donald Trump in months. )
Looking ahead: it appears that Trump will also be indicted later this summer in Georgia. Additionally, Trump's former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, with limited immunity, is talking to prosecutors. It may be an interesting summer for WV’s Trump Party.