Here’s What They’re Saying: Mike DeWine is Shamelessly Trying to Claim Credit for Ohio Wins Secured by Democrats
December 10, 2021
For Immediate Release:
Friday, December 10, 2021
Columbus, OH — Mike DeWine is losing political support by the day and is desperate to remain relevant to Ohio voters, even if it means he has to use victories secured by Democrats to do it.
All this week, DeWine has shamelessly traveled the state to tout funding for Ohio communities that was secured through the American Rescue Plan that was achieved only with Democratic support and that DeWine himself has been on record opposing. Ohio media is calling DeWine out for his hypocrisy, as he desperately tries to cling onto political relevance in a state where his numbers seem to drop by the day.
“While we’re glad Mike DeWine has finally figured out how positive the American Rescue Plan is for Ohio, we’d like him to at least give credit where credit is due. This funding was only possible because of Democratic leadership, and would not have been signed into law if DeWine had his way. Mike DeWine’s road show this week was an embarrassingly desperate attempt to remain relevant with voters who stopped supporting him long ago, ” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
Read more about what they’re saying about DeWine’s flip flop below:
Cleveland.com: Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republicans tout spending from Democrats’ federal coronavirus aid law opposed by GOP
“Gov. Mike DeWine, who’s facing re-election next year, has spent a lot of time this week publicizing proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on grants for first-responders and water projects.
“But what the Greene County Republican neglects to mention when making these proposals is that the money is coming from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, a coronavirus relief bill passed by Democrats last spring over criticism from Republicans — including DeWine himself.
“On Monday, DeWine staged a Statehouse press conference to propose giving another $250 million in ARPA money to provide grants to help police and other first responders.
“DeWine also scheduled several media events around the state on Wednesday to publicize water-project grants funded by ARPA dollars.
“But back in March, shortly after President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion federal relief package, DeWine — a former U.S. senator — said he would not have voted for the American Rescue Plan Act as it wasn’t bipartisan.
“Many Republican lawmakers have also sought to take credit for the benefits brought by the American Rescue Plan Act without mentioning that no Republicans in Congress voted for the bill.”
The Columbus Dispatch Capitol Insider: Democrats call DeWine a hypocrite for touting federal funding he opposed
“Kissing babies on the campaign trail has pretty much fallen by the wayside, but handing out government funds still works. Especially when it’s other people’s money that you didn’t want in the first place.
“Gov. Mike DeWine is busy traveling Ohio touting large chunks of Washington’s largess — spending that the governor and other Republicans opposed.
“The Democratic National Committee’s “war room” called out DeWine and two other GOP governors Wednesday for reaping the political reward when they and all Republicans in Congress opposed President Joe Biden’s stimulus funding earlier this year.”