Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, took aim at Gov. Justice first in a paid-for column in Sunday’s edition of The Martinsburg Journal and then with other news media on Monday.
In an interview with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Blair cited legal issues surrounding Justice and his family businesses, a lawsuit over a constitutional residency requirement and policy positions on education reform as he argued the governor isn’t committed to his work in public office.
“This has been building up for me for probably six months to a year on this and then — when the governor come into our caucus other day talking about the Student Success Act — his greatest concern was the extracurricular activities,” Blair said.
Justice visited Senate Republicans and Democrats separately