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Little Will Among House Members To Impeach Governor DeWine At This Point

Aug 24, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House aren’t united behind a plan to impeach Governor Mike DeWine over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

And if those pushing impeachment want the support of minority Democrats, they might be disappointed. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

While Democrats have been critical of DeWine in some policies, Representative Kristin Boggs says there’s no appetite among them to impeach him. 

 

 “We want to focus on getting recovery passed from this COVID-19 crisis, getting people back to work, creating jobs and getting kids back to school in a safe way. This in-fighting between Republicans is their mess, their problem and I don’t think any of my colleagues in my caucus want to touch it.” 

 

A spokeswoman for Republican House Speaker Bob Cupp says he shares the concerns many members of his caucus have about executive branch overreach and adds he has talked to DeWine about them. At this point, backers of the effort say they lack the votes needed to impeach.