Ohio Rep. Larry Householder

For the first time in more than 160 years, the Ohio House has voted to expel a state representative. In an extraordinary move, the House voted to suspend the rules and take up the resolution to remove Representative Larry Householder from his seat. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

Andy Chow

Former Speaker Larry Householder remains in the Ohio House as he awaits trial on federal bribery charges related to the 2019 passage of the nuclear power plant bailout law.

All 66 Ohio House Republicans meet this afternoon to discuss what to do about Larry Householder, eight months after the former speaker’s arrest on federal corruption charges, four months after his re-election to his seat and two months into a term with no committee assignments.

Thirteen elected Republicans in Licking County – in former Ohio Speaker Larry Householder’s district - have asked Householder's successor to remove him from office.

A judge has scheduled a hearing for the guilty plea by a nonprofit accused of funneling payments for an alleged $60 million Ohio bribery scheme.