DeWine Still Silent Two Years into FirstEnergy Bribery Scandal
July 21, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today marks two years since FBI agents arrested former House Speaker Larry Householder and a bunch of his fellow Republicans in the largest public corruption scandal in Ohio history. The GOP-led scheme has cost Ohioans hundreds of millions of dollars and continues to cost them $287,000 every single day.
And Ohioans still don’t have answers about what Mike DeWine knew about the scandal – even though the scandal continues to inch closer and closer to his office. From his meeting with Mike Dowling and Chuck Jones to the resignation of top staffer Dan McCarty to FirstEnergy donations to his daughter, DeWine seems to have something to hide.
While Republicans like DeWine continue to try and “no comment” their way out of the FirstEnergy Bribery scandal, Democrats are fighting each and every day to make sure that doesn’t happen. That’s why we’ve sued Mike DeWine over his refusal to turn over records connected to the scandal and resubmitted public records requests to get to the bottom of what DeWine knew and when.
“Two years later, Ohioans are still losing $287,000 every single day because of this GOP-led scandal. Instead of coming clean, DeWine continues to dodge, dip, duck and dive away from any questions involving the largest public corruption scandal in state history. This leaves Ohioans to wonder – what’s DeWine hiding?” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
- More about Ohio Democrats’ lawsuit HERE
- Find our unanswered public records requests to DeWine HERE.
- Find the preliminary injunction HERE.
- Find the records Ohio Democrats have successfully obtained from the DeWine administration HERE.