After Statehouse Republicans Ripped Out LaRose’s Key Priorities, Will He Still Back GOP Anti-Voter Bill?
November 21, 2022
Columbus, OH — Frank LaRose, knowing statehouse Republicans don’t trust him, has been on an apology tour for the last year and a half, trying to ingratiate himself to extremists in the legislature so he can run for the U.S. Senate. Part of those efforts include throwing his full weight behind HB 294, a disgusting anti-voter bill that would take Ohio backward and make it more difficult for Ohioans to have their voice heard.
LaRose gave this terrible bill his backing when it included initiatives he was pushing, including being able to update voter registration at the BMV. But now, because statehouse Republicans don’t respect LaRose, the bill has been stripped of his major priorities. So the question for LaRose is: will he continue to cave to statehouse Republicans and support the bill anyway?
“Frank LaRose’s main role as Secretary of State is to protect Ohioans’ right to vote. But he’s shown he’s willing to sell voters down the river if it helps him politically. So the question for LaRose is simple: will he continue to cave to extremists in the Ohio legislature now that this bill includes none of the priorities he was using to give himself cover? Or will he finally grow a spine and push back against his own party to help kill this terrible bill,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.