SLUGFEST SHOWDOWN: Top 3 Clips from Tonight’s #OHSEN Primary Debate
January 22, 2024
The Field Doubled Down In Support Of A National Abortion Ban & Shutting Down The Government, Moreno Couldn’t Escape His Record Of Shredding Evidence To Get Out Of Paying His Employees The Overtime They Earned
Columbus, OH – Tonight, the Ohio Senate Slugfest came to a head as Bernie Moreno, Frank LaRose, and Matt Dolan escalated this already “messy” and “bruising” slugfest and made it clear they won’t fight for Ohioans – from supporting a national abortion ban that would overrule Ohioans and shutting down the government despite the devastating consequences, to Bernie Moreno being unable to escape his record of shredding key evidence to get out of paying his employees the overtime they earned.
Here are the top 3 clips from tonight’s debate:
1. The entire field doubled down in support of overruling Ohioans by passing a national abortion ban.
Bernie Moreno: “In as so much as there is a federal role, I think we can work towards…getting to a point where we can have a 15 week floor where there’s common sense restrictions after 15 weeks.”
Frank LaRose: “When it comes to federal standards, listen the states can set their own standards, but there should be a bare minimum that we look at at the federal level.”
Matt Dolan: “I would support… 15 weeks.”
2. Bernie Moreno was slammed for shredding key evidence a judge had ordered him to keep to get out of paying his employees the overtime they had earned.
Matt Dolan: “This is about trust. And Bernie, we learned this week that I don’t know if we can trust you. You know, your employees trusted you to follow a court order and do not destroy documents that help their case against you. But what did you do? You shredded those documents because it helped Bernie Moreno – not the employees. This is a matter of trust.”
Read the full report from Business Insider here.
3. Bernie Moreno and Frank LaRose doubled down in support of a government shutdown, which would be devastating for Ohioans.
Bernie Moreno: “[A government shutdown] would not be something you’d take off the table because it lessens your ability to negotiate.”
Frank LaRose: “You bet I’m willing to shut down the government.”