JIM RENACCI CALLS FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO MIKE DEWINE AND HIS ALLIES REGARDING THE FIRSTENERGY CORRUPTION SCANDAL
Cleveland, OH – Jim Renacci held a press conference yesterday to call for a full investigation into how much Mike DeWine knew of FirstEnergy’s pay-for-play scandal and how much tainted money he might have received.
“Mike DeWine has contributed to a culture of corruption where sweetheart deals and bribes are normal in Columbus,” Renacci said. “He and members of his administration have been at the center of this corrupt scandal. Yet they have refused to come clean about their involvement.
Renacci called for Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber to look into how much FirstEnergy money was funneled into various outside groups that may have ended up helping DeWine. Some of these groups include the Ohio GOP and the Republican Governor’s Association, so a full audit of funds received and disbursed for the benefit of DeWine needs to be determined.
“President Trump said he was going to drain the swamp in Washington,” Renacci added. “But now, the swamp has relocated to Columbus. And Mike DeWine and his cronies seem to be the center of the swamp.”
Renacci also laid out his Day 1 plan as governor to clean up corruption in Columbus. He will issue a series of executive orders calling for complete transparency in government to make sure corporations and lobbyists are not breaking the rules in order to get favorable outcomes. All contracts will be fully vetted and reviewed to guarantee all contract bids were done appropriately.
Additionally, all appointments will be frozen to properly evaluate potential conflicts of interest to ensure government is not run by individuals who do not have the best interest of the people first. Working for the Renacci Administration means working for the people.