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Cupp Chosen To Lead Ohio House

Republican state lawmakers have chosen former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and current State Representative Bob Cupp as Ohio House speaker, replacing Larry Householder, who was ousted because of his indictment in an alleged 61 million dollar bribery scheme. 

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Bob Cupp was elected by a majority of Republicans, but didn’t win a single vote from Democrats, who issued a statement saying – quote – “we don’t trust any of them”. And they were angry that Republicans didn’t move to expel Householder completely from the chamber. But Cupp notes Householder is running unopposed for his seat this fall.

“In the Constitution that says an individual can be removed once but not twice. And as you know, he is on the ballot unopposed. So I think maybe we ought to use all of our options at one time.”

Three Republicans voted against Cupp, and three Republicans didn’t vote – including Householder, who wasn’t there.



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