Mike DeWine Taking Credit For Ohio Democrats’ Work Is Getting Old
August 15, 2022
Columbus, OH — Mike DeWine’s repeated pattern of taking credit for money that would not exist if DeWine had his way is officially getting old, but that doesn’t mean we will stop calling him out every time he tries. Once again, DeWine turned a critical American Rescue Plan grant-funded project into a political photo op to make it look like he’s got law enforcement’s back, this time in the Columbus suburb of Whitehall. But the funds were only 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. Just over a week ago, DeWine promised millions in ARPA money to local police agencies to fight violent crime. And back 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, also made possible by the American Rescue Plan.