Rep. Crawley Calls For The Immediate Resignation Of Speaker Householder
Says ongoing FBI investigation is an unnecessary distraction from the people's work
 
 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today called for the resignation of Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) following federal charges that he engaged in a $60 million bribery, racketeering scheme. This is the second FBI investigation into House GOP leadership in three years.


“Public trust, integrity, serving and putting the people of Ohio first is what this job is about. What we saw yesterday in the news is shocking, disturbing, criminal, and demonstrates complete indifference for the people, their trust and their needs.


After reading the 82 page complaint, the federal charges against Speaker of the House Larry Householder and others in a $60 million bribery and racketeering case is a blatant disregard and a slap in the face to the people of Ohio. I join House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes in calling for the immediate resignation of Speaker Householder.


When we have situations like this, people begin to question the integrity of those who have been working for the people. It is unfair that the selfish acts of others put those who value and respect the government institution in question.


While we wait for the Speaker to have his day in court, we will continue our work for the people, beginning with the repeal of House Bill 6. However, just as important, we must continue to address the significant unemployment inquiries, keep our children safe as we contemplate reopening schools, declare racism as a public health crisis, address the COVID-19 testing issues and health disparities, housing issues, job security, and law enforcement violence. Our work will not stop until all Ohioans are able to live the Ohio Promise.


There is much work to do. I will continue to represent my neighbors in the district with dedication and integrity.”


Rep. Crawley voted no on House Bill (HB) 6 both times it came before the Ohio House. Rep. Crawley has joined Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) and other Democratic colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to repeal HB 6.


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