“A Full Accounting” “Husted’s Bank Heist” And “The Buck Stops Somewhere Else:” The Mess Surrounding Mike DeWine’s Campaign This Week
July 11, 2022
July 11, 2022
Good Monday afternoon, and welcome back to Mike Check, your weekly source of all the infighting, conspiracy spewing and corruption that’s making headlines in and around the Republican governor’s race and Mike DeWine’s statehouse, courtesy of the Ohio Democratic Party.
Here are some stories you may have missed:
A FULL ACCOUNTING: Despite empty claims from the DeWine team about the governor’s commitment to “transparency and accountability,” Mike DeWine still refuses to tell Ohio what he knew and when about the largest public corruption scandal in Ohio’s history. Last week, ODP filed a preliminary injunction in the ongoing lawsuit over DeWine’s unconstitutional refusal to turn over records connected to the FirstEnergy bribery scandal. We’re taking further legal action to make sure key records connected to the scandal are not destroyed by DeWine and Ohioans can get the answers they deserve. Bottom line, Ohio Dems will not stop fighting until Mike DeWine gives a full accounting of what he knew about the largest public corruption scandal in state history and when he knew it.
HUSTED’S BANK HEIST. After months of asking, Jon Husted finally admitted his highly controversial paid bank board position will add another five figures a year to his six-figure government paycheck. After coughing up the financial details, Husted then tried to claim the bank job was “educational.” It’s only the latest example of DeWine officials looking to line their own pockets while working Ohioans are left behind.
THE BUCK STOPS SOMEWHERE ELSE. When asked about a 10-year-old forced to cross state lines for an abortion following a rape, DeWine refused to comment on Ohio’s six-week abortion ban and defend his signing an executive order that put that ban into place mere hours after the Supreme Court ruled. A 10-year-old victim could not get critical healthcare physicians advocated for without driving out of state, and all DeWine could do was talk around a law he signed that created the problem in the first place.
Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this week. Have a great week!