Senator Shelley Moore Capito: leave the abortion decision to the states
Here was Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision. In it, Capito clearly stated that the decision should be left to the states:
On Thursday, at an online news conference with WV stenographers, Senator Capito reaffirmed that position. As the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported:
But Capito said it still should remain in the hands of the states without the federal government stepping in with any abortion protection measures that trump state laws.
"I don't see a role for the federal government here," she said.
Apparently, Senator Capito did not get the memo – Congressional Republicans are moving for a total federal ban:
And from The Hill:
A prediction: Next year, if the Republicans control Congress, Senator Capito will support a national abortion ban and not one West Virginia “reporter” will follow-up by asking her why she no longer believes that abortion decisions should be made at the state level.
Senator Joe Manchin
The New York Times follows West Virginia's senator better than any state paper does. Recently:
And here’s an excellent op-ed in the New York Times by political science professor, by Leah C. Stokes:
From that op-ed:
But one thing I have never understood about Mr. Manchin is how he looks his grandchildren in the eye. While he may leave his descendants plenty of money, they will also inherit a broken planet. Like other young people, Mr. Manchin’s grandchildren will grow up knowing that his legacy is climate destruction.
I think Joe Manchin has assured his place in the history of this planet.