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Bipartisan efforts to expel ex-Ohio House speaker begins

Larry Householder
Posted at 11:53 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 11:53:42-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers met to hear rare bipartisan efforts to remove the former House speaker embroiled in a $60 million federal bribery scheme.

Two resolutions aiming to remove GOP. Rep. Larry Householder had its first hearing at the Ohio Statehouse, where lawmakers took the first steps in a year-long fight to address the disgraced lawmaker’s presence in the House.

Householder and four associates were arrested last July in a $60 million federal bribery case connected to a taxpayer-funded bailout of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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