Republicans in Ohio are trying to impeach the state’s Governor Mike DeWine, also a Republican over the measures he put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
According to The Hill, the effort to impeach Gov. DeWine is led by Clermont County Rep. John Becker, whose office blasted DeWine in a statement to a local news station. They alleged “mismanagement, malfeasance, misfeasance, abuse of power, and other crimes include, but are not limited to, meddling in the conduct of a presidential primary election, arbitrarily closing and placing curfews on certain businesses, while allowing other businesses to remain open.”
The group filed 12 articles of impeachment against DeWine, saying it is an “effort to restore the rule of law.”
They argued that Gov. DeWine’s stay at home orders and mask mandates violates Ohioans’ civil liberties.
To be successful they’ll need a majority of the state House of Representatives to approve the resolution, and then two-thirds of the Ohio Senate would have to vote to convict the governor.
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