Effort Announced to Impeach Gov. Mike DeWine


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A group of conservative lawmakers has launched an effort to impeach Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, over the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The effort is being led by southwest Ohio State Representative John Becker, who unveiled the articles of impeachment against DeWine on Monday.

Becker tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "We fired (Speaker Larry) Householder and the public wants DeWine fired as well." He adds that people calling his office are frustrated with the state constantly moving the goalposts on how to tackle coronavirus.

Becker acknowledged that there are not enough votes for the impeachment effort to succeed.

In Ohio, the majority of the Ohio House of Representatives would have to vote to impeach the Governor, then a trial would take place in the Senate. A two-thirds majority vote would be needed from Senators to remove the Governor from office.