Columbus, OH — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement today applauding a resolution introduced by Democratic lawmakers to expel disgraced former Speaker Larry Householder from the Ohio House of Representatives. Householder was arrested nearly a year ago as the alleged ringleader of a $60 million bribery scheme to raise the cost of Ohioans’ energy bills.
The corruption scandal has been called the ‘biggest open investigation in any Statehouse in America.’ The ongoing case has connections to high-level Ohio Republicans and continues to harm Ohioans, as taxpayers remain on the hook for bailouts linked to the bribery scheme.
“Larry Householder doesn’t deserve to collect another cent from Ohio taxpayers. While Mike DeWine and Bob Cupp look the other way, today’s resolution by Democratic lawmakers to expel him from the House is the kind of leadership Ohioans are looking for. It’s past time we clean up corruption and focus on the needs of Ohio voters rather than those of special interests and wealthy donors,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.