Amid FBI Probe, Former Ohio House Speaker Taking Lavish Trips

Feb 25, 2020

Cliff Rosenberger talks with Statehouse reporters in 2017
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Social media posts show former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has traveled widely as a federal investigation into his travel and spending practices in public office continues. 

Rosenberger's Instagram feed shows him kayaking in Antarctica, vacationing in South America and visiting England. He resigned in 2018, acknowledging the FBI was asking questions about his ties to the payday loan industry. Rosenberger declined to say how he paid for the trips. He reported no employment in a May financial disclosure statement. Rosenberger says he's a private citizen and his personal life isn't newsworthy.