Remove Mike Caputo from the WV House of Delegates

Remove Mike Caputo from the WV House of Delegates

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Scott Fairchild started this petition to State Representative Roger Hanshaw

Mike Caputo currently holds one of the three seats representing District 50 (Marion County) in the West Virginia House of Delegates; he was first elected in 1996.

On March 01, 2019, Mr. Caputo actively participated in actions which led to the injury of a House staff member.

Through his own actions, Mr. Caputo was late to arrive to the House Chamber.  The morning prayer and pledge of allegiance, a daily observance with which Mr. Caputo should be intimately familiar, was already in progress.  Doorway activity is supposed to be temporarily halted to prevent the brief observances from being disturbed.  The doorman politely asked Mr. Caputo to wait a moment for the observances to conclude.

Mr. Caputo’s response to the doorman’s polite request was laced with vulgarities which should have not been directed to someone for simply trying to do the job to which they were assigned.

By his own admission, Mr. Caputo did willingly kicked the door to the House Chamber in.  From his own floor speech:

“I'm the one that kicked the door open.”

“I kicked the door open, I’ll own it.”

“I’m a member of this House, and no one’s gonna keep me from opening that door.”

In that same floor speech, Mr. Caputo failed to mention any remorse or concern for the doorman whom he injured during his forceful and neglectful late entry into the House Chamber.

The young man injured is fortunate to only be suffering from bruised and swollen ribs; it could have been much worse for him.

Had any member of the general public acted in this way, they would have been removed by Capitol Police, at minimum.  But Mr. Caputo has thus far been able to thumb his nose at the decorum of the Chamber without so much as a public admonishment.

We, the undersigned, do hereby expect Mr. Caputo’s resignation from the District 50 seat.  Since we do not believe that Mr. Caputo will resign on his own, we hereby demand that Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw take all necessary steps to have Mr. Caputo removed from the House, effective immediately.

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