Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Rubio’s Visit to Ohio

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Sen. Marco Rubio’s visit today to Ohio to discuss “America’s Energy Potential.”

“Marco Rubio’s proposal is nothing but one big giveaway to Big Oil at the expense of hard-working Americans. Rubio continues to deny climate science and refuses to admit that man-made climate change threatens our future. For a guy who hails from South Florida, he ought to know better.

“If Rubio truly wanted what’s best for Ohioans, he would embrace a clean energy economy. Right here in Ohio we had a renewable energy standards portfolio that created thousands of jobs and brought in $1 billion in private sector investment. Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-led legislature put those standards in a deep freeze. Rubio is just like Ohio Republicans — kowtowing to corporate special interests, trotting out failed policies that stifle innovation and job creation.

“While Marco may be right in saying that ‘America is not a planet,’ he’s dead wrong if he thinks the people of Ohio can afford his disastrous ideas.”