Statement on Patrick Morrisey

Brittni McGuire Press Releases

For Immediate Release:

August 2, 2018

Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com

 

Statement on Patrick Morrisey

CHARLESTON, WV — In response to Patrick Morrisey’s campaign event in Clarksburg today, the chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party issued the following statement:

“Pat Morrisey is profiting off of the Planned Parenthood lobbying effort in Washington, D.C., and is trying to have his cake and eat it too. The real Patrick Morrisey is being exposed as a Washington phony who is only out for himself.”

 

THE FACTS:

Pat Morrisey’s wife is part owner of Capitol Counsel. The firm was paid $70,000 by Planned Parenthood from April to June in 2018. View the report here.

Confirmed: Denise Morrisey is a part-owner of Capitol Counsel, a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm.

Confirmed: Capitol Counsel lobbied on behalf of Planned Parenthood to fight Trump’s pick to the Supreme Court. They continue to oppose Trump judicial nominations.

Confirmed: Records show that Capitol Counsel was paid $780,000 by Planned Parenthood.

Confirmed: Morrisey has taken tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Capitol Counsel.

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