Again, Mike DeWine Tries To Claim Credit for Law Enforcement Dollars He Opposed
August 5, 2022
Columbus, OH — In what’s become a repeat pattern for the Mike DeWine campaign, he’s once again taking credit for money that would not exist if DeWine had his way. Law enforcement funding touted by DeWine this afternoon is once again made possible by the Democrat-led American Rescue Plan, the same legislation Ohio Democrats fought to pass while Mike DeWine said he would have voted against it if he was still in Congress.
“If Mike DeWine had his way, local law enforcement would not have this important grant funding. Thanks to the efforts of Ohio Democrats who made this critical funding a reality, Mike DeWine is doing little more than once again shamelessly campaigning and claiming credit for the hard work of Democrats who secured these critical resources for Ohio law enforcement,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
This is just the latest example of DeWine’s desperation and hypocrisy. In May, DeWine similarly used Ohio law enforcement officers as political pawns when he announced funding for the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab and Cleveland’s critical Real Time Crime Center that were also made possible by the American Rescue Plan.