Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Reporting that Puts DeWine and Husted at Center of FirstEnergy Scandal
August 10, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement after a Gannett news story detailed how Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, ‘state official 1’ and ‘state official 2,’ were working behind the scenes to help FirstEnergy move forward the scandal-ridden HB 6, legislation at the center of Ohio’s largest public corruption scandal.
“Today’s story only raises more questions about what Mike DeWine and Jon Husted knew about the $80 million bribery scandal and when they knew it. Ohio Democrats have been working for months to get DeWine and Husted to give a full accounting of their role in the scandal as Ohioans continue to pay $287,000 every single day for Republican misdeeds. Today’s reporting only makes that full accounting more important and we’ll continue to press for answers,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.