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Attorney General Yost recovering from COVID-19

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 21:47:47-05

CLEVELAND — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is recovering from COVID-19, News 5 learned while interviewing the state’s top law enforcement official about the chaos in Washington on Wednesday.

A number of state politicians have come down with COVID-19 over the last month as the number of cases in Ohio has exploded.

Yost condemned the actions of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol today and released this statement:

"The rule of law means the same rules for everybody. Those of us who called for prosecution of the people who stormed the federal courthouse in Portland must apply the same demand to those who stormed the Capitol today. The color of your skin or the slogan upon your banner must not change what is and is not acceptable.

Let all of us in Ohio remain peaceful. Do not let a sense of injustice produce more injustice."

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