Rep. Nick Rahall has no respect for West Virginia voters.
In 2008, West Virginians voted overwhelmingly to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. But Rahall announced that he would support Barack Obama.
Obama stated that coal-fired power plants could be built, but he would bankrupt the utility with environmental regulations.
Rahall still supported Obama knowing full well that this would throw the UMW under the bus and cause large numbers of miners to be unemployed and supporting businesses to be closed.
Rahall reported to West Virginia that the Environmental Protection Agency was only doing its job in shutting down power plants and terminating mining leases previously approved.
Obama passed Obamacare with Rahall's enthusiastic support. But his enthusiastic support ended when it was suggested that Rep. Rahall and his family be subjected to the same medical program.
Rahall, as a subcommittee chairman, was instrumental in drafting legislation permitting drilling on federal lands that had little or no oil and gas. His legislation prohibited drilling where oil and gas is abundant.
Rahall seems to forget that West Virginians need jobs in West Virginia. He has been instrumental in eliminating energy jobs in the state and subjecting citizens and businesses to Obamacare.
He has ardently supported Obama and his appointees at the EPA, while West Virginians are thrown out of work by the thousands. What makes Rahall disrespect West Virginians so much?
Is it not time to elect someone who supports West Virginia, her people, and is willing to tell D.C. "chill out" and "no?
Frank W. Tuckwiller, Lewisburg