Drop absurd attack on Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine would likely agree to some extent with critics of his handling of the COVID-19 epidemic. Has he made mistakes? Of course. Who hasn’t?

But do DeWine’s errors rise to the level of mistakes requiring he be removed from office? The answer is a simple no.

Three members of the Ohio House of Representatives are being ridiculous. They are suggesting DeWine should be impeached. That would be the first step in attempting to remove him from office.

State Rep. John Becker, R-Cincinnati, says he has drafted 10 articles of impeachment against DeWine. Two other Republican representatives, Nino Vitale of Urbana and Paul Zeltwanger of Mason, are supporting Becker.

Becker summed up his complaint in one sentence: “With deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 flattened, the governor continues to press his boot on the throat of Ohio’s economy.”

Read into that what you will. Just don’t interpret it as a legitimate complaint. As of Monday, health officials listed 19,977 Ohioans still trying to recover from COVID-19. Meanwhile, DeWine keeps offering new plans and guidelines for reopening our state’s economy — if we can all just use a little common sense and decency. That is hardly cause for celebration — or impeachment.

Becker and company should drop their absurd proposal.


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