Ohio House Expels Former Speaker

[June 16, 2021]

The Ohio House of Representatives voted, 75-21, to expel Rep. Larry Householder. Householder was indicted last year as part of a federal investigation into a $60 million bribery scheme related to passage of HB 6, an energy bill that supported two Ohio nuclear power plants.

The day was historic, as it's the first time for an expulsion since before the Civil War.

Legislators had been formally debating the issue over the last week during hearings on HR 69. Householder defended himself during the Committee hearing and on the House floor.

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