Renacci Slams DeWine For Defense Of His COVID Lockdowns: ‘Dr. Fauci May be Proud of DeWine, But Ohio Is Disgusted.’
"If Mike DeWine is proud of how he handled the lockdowns, then he's not just liberal, but tone-deaf as well."
In a new interview with Fox Cleveland, Mike DeWine shockingly admitted he is still "proud" of how he handled COVID in Ohio. Remember: DeWine was one of the first governors to completely shut down his state, costing Ohio hundreds of thousands of jobs (that we have still not yet fully recovered) and hurting the livelihoods of Ohio small businesses and workers while abortion clinics and big-box retailers were given special exemptions. He shut down Ohio's schools, robbing our children of education and hurting their mental health in ways we still don't fully understand. DeWine has governed Ohio like a blue-state liberal, earning admiration from Joe Biden while millions of Ohioans continue to suffer.
Jim Renacci released the following response to DeWine's tone-deaf comments:
"Mike DeWine has absolutely nothing to be 'proud' of about his disastrous handling of COVID. Instead of defending his awful record to Ohioans, he should give them a massive apology. DeWine protected abortion clinics and big box stores while hundreds of thousands of small businesses were forced to close under his aggressive and unnecessary lockdowns that decimated our state. Even today, he is abusing Ohio's children by demanding schools mandate masks, refusing to protect Ohioans' medical freedoms, and fearmongering up and down our state while our economy is still climbing out of the grave DeWine dug for it. Dr. Fauci may be proud of Mike DeWine, but Ohio is disgusted. If Mike DeWine is proud of how he handled the lockdowns, then he's not just liberal, but tone-deaf as well."