COLUMBUS – State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township, Clermont County) has filed twelve articles of impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (R) for his response during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying DeWine committed “abuse of executive power.”
“Rather than hearing the cries of Ohioans, Gov. DeWine continues to stifle those cries by finding more inventive ways to use masks to muffle the voices of the people. He continues to have callous disregard for the fact that his isolation policies have led to a shockingly high number of suicides, alarming rates of drug abuse, persistently high unemployment, and the forced abandonment of the elderly by their loved ones,” said representative Becker in a press release.
Gov. DeWine responded to the filing at a press conference: “I’d like for them to go in and talk to some nurses, who are frontline nurses, who are dealing with people who are dying. I’d like for them to go talk to some family members – maybe a family that didn’t believe that this could happen. Now at Christmas, there will be one less person at their table or more. So, at some point this foolishness has got to stop.”