Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Sen. Rob Portman Rejecting Call for Independent Prosecutor

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement on Sen. Rob Portman (finally) commenting on President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey:

“Rob Portman is chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, and he should be on the front lines of the fight to get real answers about Russia’s intervention in our election,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Instead, Portman took nearly a day to issue a weak statement that didn’t even acknowledge the elephant in the room — Comey was heading up the agency that is investigating Trump-Russia collusion. At this moment of crisis, nice words don’t mean a thing without action. And the action needed now is an independent investigation and a special prosecutor that Trump can’t simply fire if he doesn’t like how the investigation is going. This is a moment for leadership, and for Americans of every political persuasion to put aside partisan allegiances. It’s time for Senator Portman to lead.”