Nader Accuses Capito of Not Supporting Minimum Wage Increase
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on March 06, 2014 @ 7:18PM
Created on March 06, 2014 @ 6:23PM
Shelley Moore Capito is facing some major accusations from activist Ralph Nader about her stance on the minimum wage. He says she's just not doing enough for the people she represents.
Nader is saying that in 2006, Capito and 25 other Republicans sent a letter to then-Speaker of the House John Boehner, calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage. His major complaint now is that Capito and the other writers of this letter are currently silent on their stance on the issue, and he thinks it's hypocritical.
In response to these accusations, Capito released this statement to 5 News:
"As a member of the House of Representatives, I have voted yes several times to raise the minimum wage, and I believe Congress should debate whether the minimum wage should be raised again. I welcome this debate and look forward to studying any legislation that is brought to the house floor for consideration."
Nader, however, thinks Capito should be acting more like a leader.
"She's waffling, she's playing the caution game, thinking she can just float into the U.S. Senate without standing and leading on this basic issue that is supported by over 80 percent of the American people," Nader said in a phone interview on Thursday.
Nader encourages all of Capito's constituents to call her office if this issue is important to them.
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