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Ohio House speaker calls on indicted predecessor to resign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): The GOP speaker of the Ohio House on Tuesday called for his predecessor, a fellow Republican under federal indictment in a $60-million bribery scheme, to resign his seat and leave the General Assembly.

Newly-elected Speaker Bob Cupp called Rep. Larry Householder’s return to the Statehouse following his July 21 arrest “offensive” to members of the chamber and “brought disrepute upon the House.”

Householder was stripped of his speakership last month but remains a lawmaker. He is accused of helping shepherd energy company money toward the successful passage of a nuclear bailout bill last year.

The House and Senate have convened committee hearings to repeal the bailout legislation.

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Steve Brace September 2, 2020 at 9:08 am

Too bad Larry Householder is not a democrat…then he could have hidden the money in a freezer like other democrats (remember William Jefferson) before him. He would have been called a hero by the rest of the democrats , been completely supported and have a great time for 13 years before being convicted… The poor guy is a republican so he has already been condemned by the party and probably will be gone before Christmas. Too bad for him. Hay Larry …it may not be too late to change parties. You would fit in perfectly.

Scott Vandy September 2, 2020 at 10:13 pm

Why is it so often people are judged on there political parties and not on there merits. Wrong is wrong. Just like our president wrong is wrong. He’s part of the problem not part of the solution. Our streets are in chaos, because of the racial injustices by the few bad cops. Law in order is the president new theam, he needs to use that theam towards Russia. That Guy is just WRONG..


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