For the first time in more than a century, Ohio lawmakers this week drafted articles of impeachment against a sitting governor as four Republican House members are targeting fellow a Republican — Gov. Mike DeWine — for what they say has been a heavy-handed approach to managing the pandemic.
The impeachment effort is being spearheaded by Reps. John Becker (R-Cincinnati), Nino Vitale (R-Urbana), Candice Keller (R-Middletown), and Paul Zeltwanger (R-Mason). The lawmakers have even published this website.
House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) condemned the impeachment effort soon after its announcement, calling the resolution “an imprudent attempt to escalate important policy disagreements with the governor into a state constitutional crisis.” The governor’s response was, “Have at it,” adding that he was focused on more important issues. 8/25/2020