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DeWine Blames Trump For Capitol Attack, Tells Supporters To Move On

As he opened Thursday's coronavirus press conference, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine again denounced Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.  

And despite his long time support for Donald Trump, DeWine blamed the president's incidenciary speech to supporters Wednesday morning for inciting the mob. 

"President Trump's continued refusal to accept the election results without producing credible evidence of a rigged election started a fire that threatened to burn down our democracy."

DeWine says the mob's actions were made worse because they interrupted the vote certification that symbolizes one of the high points of American democracy - the peaceful transfer of power.

The Governor says that it's time for Trump supporters and other Republican leaders to accept the results of the election and move on.  Although he would not weigh in on the merits of invoking the 25th Amendment and removing the president as unfit, Dewine did say he does not think there enough time remaining in Trump's term to complete the process. 

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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