State Representative Jon Cross – 83rd Ohio House District- issued a statement regarding the arrest of Speaker of the House Larry Householder.
Householder and four associates were arrested for racketeering Tuesday in what the FBI is calling the largest bribery and money laundering scheme in state history.
Cross supplied this statement to media outlets:
“I am shocked to hear the news. These allegations are very serious and the legal process must proceed. Representative Householder should step down as Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. The work of the Ohio House must continue and to do so, it will take bipartisan support by all members to keep the focus on the recovery of Ohio’s health and economy.”