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2PM: Ohio Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted give Aug. 25 update on COVID-19

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:27:55-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will give an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday afternoon,.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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Tuesday's news conference comes after House Republicans, led by State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township, Clermont County), announced Monday that they have drafted articles of impeachment against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in regards to his COVID-19 response, which the state rep. described as “abuses of power,” despite the governor’s recent all-time high approval rating.

Becker drafted 10 articles of impeachment against DeWine, stating the governor “has violated the Ohio and United States Constitutions, as well as multiple sections of the Ohio Revised Code.”

The violations, Becker said, stem from closing in-person polling during the primary election while allowing other businesses to remain open, and the mask mandate.

RELATED: State Rep. John Becker files articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 response

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