Mike DeWine Finally Gets on Board with Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Now That There’s Something In It For Him
February 28, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 28, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, Mike DeWine finally hopped on the bandwagon and realized how beneficial the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act will be for Ohio, as he submitted a proposal to help fund repairs of the Brent Spence Bridge with funding from the infrastructure bill championed by Democrats and opposed by Ohio Republicans, including DeWine’s own Ohio Republican Party chair. DeWine was noticeably silent as Democrats pushed the legislation through Congress and never took a stance on the legislation that will have clear benefits for Ohio workers and our state’s economy. Every Republican member of Congress on the ballot this year in Ohio opposed the legislation.
Now, however, Mike DeWine is happy to hop on board and tout the benefits of the bill for Ohio, since he’s in election mode and looking desperately for any way to possibly fix his ever-hemorrhaging poll numbers.
Thanks to the work of Ohio Democrats, and no thanks to Mike DeWine and his fellow Republicans on the ballot, the Brent Spence Bridge – over which three percent of the nation’s GDP travels every day – may finally receive the funding necessary to repair the bridge for good, which is good news for Ohio workers and our state’s economy.
“We’re glad Mike DeWine has finally seen how valuable the infrastructure bill will be to working Ohioans and our state’s economy, and we look forward to his public statements moving forward that condemn his fellow Republicans for voting against the legislation and thanking Ohio Democrats for getting it signed into law,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
This is far from the first time Mike DeWine changed his stance and tried to take a victory lap on legislation championed by Democrats. Earlier this year, DeWine was widely slammed for trying to claim credit for funding secured by the American Rescue Plan, legislation that DeWine and every single Republican in Congress, opposed.