GOP Lawmakers Trying To Impeach Governor Over COVID Rules

A group of Republican state lawmakers from the Miami Valley region has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine.

Representative John Becker of Union Township in Clermont County filed the motion while being joined by Candice Keller of Middletown, Nino Vitale of Urbana, and Paul Zeltwanger of Mason.

Becker says the governor is abusing his power during the pandemic and his policies to stop COVID-19 made Ohio a hostile working environment.

DeWine fired back against the motion during his Monday news conference.



Under Ohio law, a majority in the House of Representatives must vote to impeach, and then the Senate would need a two-thirds vote to remove the governor from office.