State Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) issued the following statement in response to today’s session cancellation notice from House Republicans hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a new Republican speaker:
“While I may disagree with Republicans on important key issues, the fact remains they are the majority party and they are tasked with and have an obligation to lead. They are failing at this test miserably. As a result, the work of the people is suffering.
“I am dismayed over our former Speaker’s own FBI investigation, and the internal Republican leadership battle has put a spotlight on the extreme dysfunction of the majority, which has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the entire institution.”