Ohio House Speaker suddenly resigns, Attorney General DeWine has strange reaction
COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni, candidate for Governor, condemned the lack of accountability for elected officials in Ohio’s state government.
Joe’s comments came after Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Clarksville, abruptly announced his resignation after reports surfaced that he is under investigation by the FBI.
“There’s a pattern in the Ohio Statehouse. We hear reports of wrongdoing, the legislator resigns, and everyone’s satisfied. This sort of thing is why people don’t trust politicians.
“You don’t see many people leave like this if they did nothing wrong. Speaker Rosenberger’s resignation can’t be the end of this story. It has to be the beginning. We need to expand transparency in state government and hold politicians accountable.
“But there also seems to be more going on here. Attorney General (AG) Mike DeWine told Speaker Rosenberger to resign after the reports first surfaced. That’s strange.
“Why would Ohio’s Attorney General just casually call the Speaker of the House and tell him to leave? Would the AG be taking more action if he weren’t so closely tied to the Speaker? We need to ask those questions.”