What have West Virginia’s representatives been doing lately? (with 1/24 update)
Don’t expect our local Ogden Newspaper to cover any of this; they have more important “news” to cover
Mooney takes the extreme position on abortion:
I am honored to once again be the lead sponsor of the Life at Conception Act, which simply defines human life as beginning at the moment of conception. As a result, preborn babies are entitled to legal protection under the Constitution. #ProLife pic.twitter.com/IEOJVCKGqm— Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) January 20, 2023
Of course, returning the U.S. to the gold standard is still Mooney’s top priority. (This is still pinned to the top of his Twitter account):
Today, I addressed the House on the Gold Standard Restoration Act. My bill would return the U.S. to the gold standard, protect against Washington’s irresponsible spending habits and the creation of money out of thin air. pic.twitter.com/g1iP7RTQdJ— Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) December 2, 2022
Yesterday, Senator Joe Manchin hinted that he might run for president:
Sen. Joe Manchin says whoever runs for president in 2024 needs to be somebody that can “bring this country together.”— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 23, 2023
Asked whether he’ll seek the White House, the West Virginia Democrat said, “everything’s on the table.” https://t.co/WOcxkA6ymQ
And here’s Joe and Krysten Sinema high-fiving each other about protecting the filibuster before some of their very rich donors at Davos:
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) high-five over their opposition to eliminating the filibuster. pic.twitter.com/T9C4Ezd5OR— The Recount (@therecount) January 17, 2023
Shelley Moore Capito
Since the price of gasoline is down, Capito has had to find something else to blame on President Biden. I think she has found it: eggs.
Eggs are a staple item in almost every home. When prices for everyday items like eggs soar, Americans’ ability to get by is threatened. https://t.co/OcShKbkAAm— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) January 13, 2023
But like the gasoline crisis, Biden has little to do with the price of eggs. As CBS News explained the run-up in egg prices:
As demand for eggs has risen, production in the U.S. has slumped because of the ongoing bird, or "avian," flu epidemic. Nearly 58 million birds have been infected with avian flu as of January 6, the USDA said, making it the deadliest outbreak in U.S. history. Infected birds must be slaughtered, causing egg supplies to fall and prices to surge.
I searched for more material on Capito but could find little. (Her Twitter feed still has a year-old broadband post pinned to the top of the page. Which reminds me, aren’t we overdue for one of those 800-word puff pieces from Steven Allen Adams?)
Where has Ogden been on any of these stories?
Nowhere. The weekend Wheeling News-Register didn’t cover any of the above, but that may have been because the Wheeling News-Register had a much more important story to cover -- the Ogden Wellness Weekend:
It’s over four months away, but, hey, you can never start too early on your promotion of the Ogden Wellness Weekend.
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carried Ogden's political reporter Steven Allen Adams' latest Capito puff piece:
Sen. Capito Discusses Needs With County Officials
Similar to Adams' previous Capito articles, one-third of the articles 840 words were direct quotes from the senator. Like most of its predecessors, there wasn't much in the article that I would call "newsworthy."