As attorney general of West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey has been a scourge of the administrative state, combatting what he perceives to be federal government overreach into the life and commerce of the Mountaineer State.
On April 4, Morrisey announced that he is joining a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination in West Virginia’s 2024 gubernatorial race.
During that speech, Morrisey emphasized his aims, should he be elected governor: to increase economic opportunity, expand school choice, and fight the “swamps” from Washington D.C. to Charleston.
The attorney general also touched on his opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates, his pro-life, and pro-Second Amendment stances, and his devotion to fighting the fentanyl epidemic that has ravaged the state. In a sign of the times, Morrisey elicited perhaps one of his biggest cheers from supporters when he asserted that “Men are biologically different from women. And I’m not afraid to say that.”