Conservative Lawmakers Looking to Impeach Gov. Mike DeWine

Some of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers want to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over how he’s handled the coronavirus.

 

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that discontent brewing since DeWine ordered the polls closed in March came to a head this morning. 

 

Several GOP lawmakers drafted articles of impeachment against DeWine, who is also a Republican.

 

According to the Ohio Constitution, the Ohio House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment. 

 

A majority of lawmakers there would need to support the effort for DeWine to be impeached. 

 

Then, lawmakers in the Ohio Senate would preside over a trial. 

 

Two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote to convict the governor.

 

The chances of DeWine actually being removed from office are slim, but Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers are making a statement, and that is they don’t like the way the governor is running the state. 

 

The initial backers of impeachment is Nino Vitale of Urbana.