Ohio House votes to remove Larry Householder as Ohio Speaker following corruption arrest

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    • #342118
      Ohio Barbarian
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      (cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House of Representatives has voted unanimously to remove Larry Householder as Ohio House speaker a little more than one week following his arrest on federal corruption allegations.

      Members approved the measure swiftly without debate in a Thursday morning session. The vote was 90-0, with 9 members, including Householder, absent. Additional “yes” votes could trickle in as Thursday continues — some of the “absent” members were nearby but missed the vote since it happened so quickly.

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      Householder, a political aide and three lobbyists, including former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges, were arrested last Tuesday in what federal authorities described as a $60 million bribery scheme. They were formally indicted on Thursday, minutes before the vote.

      The FBI says FirstEnergy funneled the money to Householder and his allies, including a network of shadowy political groups, to help elect Householder as speaker, in exchange for a nuclear bailout bill worth more than $1 billion that Householder pushed through the legislature.

      Full story here

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #342121
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      How many Speakers could I have given that advice to?

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #342124
      mrdmk
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      Attempting to get this guy off of the front pages of the newspaper before somebody else get sucked into the melee

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

    • #342376
      retired liberal
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      Both in congress, as Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi,  most of Congress and around the nation, as various governors and high profile legislators.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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