Thirteen elected Republicans in Licking County – in former Ohio Speaker Larry Householder’s district - have asked Householder's successor to remove him from office.
Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
The authors are clear with this line from their letter to Speaker Bob Cupp, asking “that you and your colleagues exercise your constitutional authority and take immediate action to expel Mr. Householder from his seat in the legislature.”
The group says Cupp has had sufficient time since Householder was arrested in a $60 million federal pay-to-play scheme and ousted as Speaker in July.
The letter is signed by the current and former chairs of the Licking County Republican Party, along with two GOP committee members, two county commissioners, the county sheriff, auditor, recorder, treasurer, clerk of courts and engineer, and the mayor of Newark.
Householder was re-elected last fall, and Cupp has repeatedly told reporters he’s talking to the caucus about Householder, but no decision has been made.