West Virginia needs serious, even-keeled legislators. That is why it is distressing to see the ongoing legal case involving Del. Mike Caputo, D-Marion.
Six months ago, Caputo, angered by an anti-Muslim display at the Capitol, kicked open the door when a doorkeeper wouldn't let him into House chambers. Capitol Police have filed a criminal charge over the incident, as detailed in this story.
We don’t care whose party you are affiliated with, Democatic, Republican or ‘Other.’ Decorum and seriousness are essential to conducting the business of the people of the state.
There is much work that needs to be done. Caputo should face whatever legal consequences are called for—and get back to work full-time. That means looking after his constituents.