Kaptur Statement Following Arrest of Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder

July 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) released the following statement:


“Sadly, this situation appears to be very serious,” said Rep. Kaptur. “It bodes poorly for Ohio. There is much to be learned in the coming days about the latest apparent pay-to-play scheme in the Ohio State House. Ohioans deserve honest and visionary leadership. The arrest of the Republican Speaker of the Ohio House and the former Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party undermines public confidence and underscores the corrosive impact money has on our politics. While these matters are adjudicated, Ohioans should demand a top to bottom reform of Ohio’s ethics and campaign finance system to put an end to pay-to-play in the Buckeye State.”