We Can’t Pick and Choose What Laws We Follow, Says Guy Who Picks and Chooses What Laws He Follows
August 22, 2022
Columbus, OH — When it comes to attacking Ohio women and ripping away their reproductive rights, Mike DeWine is suddenly all about law and order, telling reporters Friday that when it comes to enforcing Ohio’s extreme six-week abortion ban, “We can’t pick and choose what laws that we follow.” That’s a far cry, however, from the Mike DeWine we saw cave to his fellow Republicans, ignore Ohio voters and several Ohio Supreme Court orders and pass GOP-gerrymandered maps time and again. Even ones he admitted were not “clearly constitutional.”
It’s clear that DeWine uses the rule of law to suit his political needs: all for it when it comes to punishing women but merely an annoying obstacle when he wants to appease his fellow Republicans who he doesn’t want to piss off any more than he already has.
“Mike DeWine loves the law when he can use it to punish women and rip away their reproductive rights. Not so much when it comes to carrying out the will of Ohio voters. DeWine is once again proving he values his own political interests over anything else, including the interests of working families in Ohio, ” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.