“Accountability,” “Ohio’s Constitution” and “No Endorsement” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
January 24, 2022
January 24, 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.
As the gubernatorial race heats up, Republicans are in disarray with Mike DeWine’s popularity dropping by the day, facing attacks both inside and outside of the Republican Party, and having to answer for the largest public corruption scandal in state history. It’s hard to keep up with all of the corruption and mess surrounding Mike DeWine and the GOP gubernatorial primary, so here are some stories you may have missed:
ACCOUNTABILITY (n). Ac·count·a·bil·i·ty the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility. Today, the Ohio Democratic Party announced a series of measures to get answers from Mike DeWine, Jon Husted and their staffs about what they knew and when about the largest public corruption scandal in state history. Chair Walters outlined new records the party will seek in an attempt to get answers from the DeWine administration. Most importantly, the Ohio Democratic Party announced next steps if the administration continues to hide and “no comment” its way around the HB 6 scandal, including possible legal action. Since October, the party has been working on getting answers to who knew what and when about the HB 6 bribery scandal, but have been stonewalled at every turn by the DeWine administration, leaving public records requests unanswered for over one hundred days. The party will provide updates to the media and Ohio voters as the process plays out and as we continue to demand accountability from the DeWine administration.
SPEAKING OF STATEHOUSE CORRUPTION. There have been major signs over the last few months that show the federal government could be poised to move on the federal trial over the largest public corruption scandal in state history. The Columbus Dispatch outlined all the different pieces now in place at the federal level for hearings to begin. We would ask Mike DeWine how he feels about the case, but it’s likely he would simply say “no comment.”
MORE TRASH MAPS. Once again, Republicans pushed through gerrymandered maps, and once again, Mike DeWine put his party over principles and voted for them anyway. Instead of fighting for Ohio voters who overwhelmingly called for gerrymandering reform, DeWine again folded and voted with his own party for the unconstitutional maps, failing to fulfill his constitutional duty to Ohio. Next up? The Ohio Supreme Court (where Mike’s son Pat continues to fail to recuse himself from cases involving his Dad) will likely review the new maps.
NO ENDORSEMENT? While Mike DeWine watches his support hemorrhage by the day within his own party, he’s desperate to remain relevant politically. Seems to not be going well for him after GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance recently told Spectrum News he was disappointed in DeWine. Especially painful for DeWine after Vance endorsed DeWine in 2018…
Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this week. If you have questions my email is [email protected]. Have a great week!