MIKE DEWINE WANTS TO FORCE CHILDREN TO WEAR MASKS AT SCHOOL. WE MUST PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HIS DRACONIAN RULE.
Cleveland, OH – Mike DeWine admitted on Tuesday he would institute a mask mandate for children between grades K-12. The only reason he has not done so is because the state legislature courageously passed a law to protect children from DeWine’s harmful decisions.
- DEWINE: "If I could put on a statewide mandate, if the health department could do it, we'd do it."
“This should not be surprising to Ohioans as Mike DeWine proves once again he simply can’t be trusted to protect our rights as parents and our children's rights,” Jim Renacci said. “He has continued to lie at every turn and his comments show he likely would not stop at masks, paving a path towards vaccine mandates and other Draconian measures. We must stop him before he hurts any more of our children and jeopardizes their future.”
DeWine’s flip-flop confirms he is unfit to be governor of Ohio. Whether it’s mask and vaccine mandates, Critical Race Theory, or his corrupt pay-for-play scandal, DeWine is ruling more like a Democrat than a conservative.
Read some news coverage below:
“DeWine’s comments were a shift from the Republican governor’s previous position, which had been that there isn’t an ‘appetite’ for such mandates. DeWine has instead emphasized personal responsibility and sharing information with Ohioans.”
“It’s the first time DeWine, a Republican, has blamed the legislature - which has a GOP supermajority - for his powerlessness over a mask mandate, after reporters have asked him for over a month why there isn’t one.”
“DeWine says he’d like to issue a temporary statewide mask mandate right now to help cut down on COVID spread, especially among kids.”