Ohio GOP Censures Lawmakers Who Backed New House Speaker

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At a glance

  • Ohio Republicans on Friday censured 22 lawmakers for voting with Democrats to choose the new Speaker of the Ohio House, saying they had disregarded their obligations to the party and the public.
  • Earlier this week, a number of Republican lawmakers joined forces with Democrats to choose State Representative Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) as speaker.
    The choice comes despite the Republican Caucus‘ previous selection in November of State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Moncolva) as the new speaker.
  • The resolution claims, among other things, that the vote “dishonors” the party and gives House Democrats more power.

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