West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has hosted 21 events across West Virginia for young girls promoting female empowerment and leadership.
Too bad her votes in Washington tend to betray West Virginia women more than help them.
For instance, she voted in support of President Trump's plans to eliminate pre-existing conditions and reduce Medicaid funding—both of which would have disproportionately negatively impacted women.
She also voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court in spite of his clear opposition to the rights of women to exercise their constitutional right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.
We wish that Senator Capito really believed in female empowerment, but her history of voting against women 60 percent of the time, suggests otherwise. We hope voters aren't fooled by her displays of affection for female empowerment within the state even as she consistently votes in Washington’s halls of power to hurt them.