For Immediate Release:
July 17, 2018
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com
What is Morrisey Trying to Hide In His Personal Finances?
Morrisey delays personal financial disclosure for second time
After criticizing Blankenship for not filing a personal financial disclosure, Morrisey follows same approach
CHARLESTON, WV — During the Republican Primary, Pat Morrisey blasted Don Blankenship for not submitting a required personal financial disclosure form. Morrisey even sent a letter to Blankenship’s probation officer claiming that Blankenship wasn’t being transparent.
Now, Patrick Morrisey is delaying the submission of his own personal financial disclosure by requesting a second extension:
“You need to know someone’s finances, their income, their liability, potential conflicts of interests. There are so many things voters can look at and make an evaluation.” — Patrick Morrisey (5.7.2018)
What is Pat Morrisey trying to hide by delaying his personal financial documents?
Morrisey has recently come under fire for his connections to the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Capitol Counsel where his wife has an ownership stake. Capitol Counsel has been lobbying for Planned Parenthood to oppose Trump’s judicial nominees, including Neil Gorsuch.
Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, and Senate Rules 41.1, 41.3, and 41.4 require candidates for the U.S. Senate to file personal financial reports with the U.S. Senate.
“Patrick Morrisey thought it was important for Don Blankenship to submit disclosure documents in the primary, and now Morrisey is doing everything he can to keep his personal finances a mystery,” said Belinda Biafore, chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party. “Morrisey is a hypocrite, and is throwing up roadblocks to hide his financial ties to the D.C. swamp.”