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Innovation Ohio · June 16, 2021
Desiree Tims Comments on Householder’s Removal from Ohio House
COLUMBUS — Today, Desiree Tims, President and CEO of Innovation Ohio, released the following statement after the Ohio House of Representatives voted to remove former Speaker Larry Householder for allegedly coordinating a massive statewide bribery and racketeering scandal involving several Ohio Republican politicians.
“It’s been nearly a year since Larry Householder was arrested for likely the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history. But his fellow Republicans let him stay in the Statehouse — voting on bills that impact your life — until this afternoon. I am not impressed.
“Now that the ringleader is finally out of the Statehouse, it’s time to repeal HB 6 and ask tough questions about the other Republicans tied to this scandal.
“It’s past time we have a government that truly represents the people of Ohio. Our work is just beginning.”