BECKLEY, WV — Yesterday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey toured Phillips Machine Services in Beckley to talk with local leaders about how President Trump and Republicans are helping job creators in West Virginia.
Attorney General Morrisey highlighted his work to stop President Obama’s anti-coal job regulations, praised President Trump’s tax cuts, and discussed how Republicans are helping coal industry job creators. Morrisey also criticized Sen. Joe Manchin for voting against Trump’s tax cuts and for standing with Washington liberals instead of West Virginia taxpayers.
Morrisey was joined on the tour of Phillips Machine Services by local community leaders, and CEO Bruce Dickerson and COO Nick Thompson.
Morrisey touts pro-Trump platform during Beckley visit
By Jessica Farrish
August 8, 2018
In a visit Tuesday to southern West Virginia, Patrick Morrissey – the state’s attorney general and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate – blasted U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., calling the former governor of the state a “dishonest liberal.”
Morrisey, who lives in Jefferson County, came to Raleigh County to tour Philips Machinery, one of Beckley’s largest employers. Phillips is poised to become a leader of underground haulers and continuous miners.
“It’s actually a nice trip down memory lane,” Morrisey said. “I was here in 2012, when I first ran for attorney general.
“Some folks may remember when I ran for attorney general, this was the time when Barak Obama was really in the middle of his assault on coal.
“He was promising a lot of really bad things. I said I was going to step up to the attorney general’s position. We were going to take on federal overreach, and we were going to win in court.”
Morrissey, serving with a coalition of 27 states, launched a successful suit against Obama’s rule limiting carbon emissions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency in a 5-4 decision to pause Obama’s landmark rule for power plants.
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