Ohio Democratic Party Statement On House GOP Voting To Keep Indicted Former Speaker In Taxpayer-Funded Job

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to 53 Republican House members rejecting a Democratic motion to expel the indicted former Speaker of the House, Larry Householder:

“The Ohio House Republicans just showed the entire state how they really feel about the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history. Rather than joining Democrats to expel the former Speaker, they not only fought to keep him in office, but they cut off even having a debate about it. So while Ohioans pay the price for the never-ending corruption in so many ways, the main culprit in this latest episode will continue to benefit from his taxpayer-funded job. Truly a shameful vote today. Nothing will change in Ohio until Republicans are ready to take on deep corruption far more seriously than this.”