COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives will meet in voting session this Thursday to consider a resolution to remove Larry Householder as Speaker, the House Republican leadership team announced today.
The announcement was made following a closed-door meeting of House Republican caucus members.
The resolution to remove Householder as Speaker would require 50 votes to be adopted. It would take effect immediately upon passage. Session will be held on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
If the resolution is approved, the decision on when to schedule a vote to elect a new Speaker will be made by Assistant Majority Floor Leader Anthony DeVitis (R-Green).
The following statement can be attributed to Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Butler (R-Oakwood), Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), DeVitis, Majority Whip Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) and Assistant Majority Whip Laura Lanese (R-Grove City):
“The decision by House Republicans today to proceed with removing Larry Householder as Speaker reflects the reality that while he is entitled to his day in court and a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, it has become abundantly clear that he has lost the trust of his colleagues and the public, and is unable to effectively lead this chamber.
“Today begins a new chapter for the Ohio House of Representatives. Our first priority is restoring trust and confidence in the institution. We and our colleagues look forward to working with Governor DeWine and our colleagues in the Ohio Senate on real solutions to lay the foundation for economic renewal and a brighter future for all Ohioans.”