© 2021 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

DeWine Won't Comment On Impeachment But Plans To Campaign With Trump

President Donald Trump stands with gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine as he speaks during a rally, at the IX Center, in Cleveland, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
Carolyn Kaster
/
Associated Press
President Donald Trump stands with gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine as he speaks during a rally, at the IX Center, in Cleveland, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Gov. Mike DeWine is still not talking about how he feels about impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

DeWine was a Senator during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. DeWine said in September that he wanted to wait to see the evidence against Trump.

Now that House Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment against Trump, DeWine says that it’s up to members of Congress to decide.

“I’m not following it every day,” DeWine said in an interview Tuesday. “I mean, I see it in the paper, I hear your reports. But my focus is on Ohio.”

But DeWine says he’ll continue to campaign with Trump as part of the Ohio re-election team, which includes all Republican members of Congress and many state officeholders.

DeWine says it’s primarily because Trump’s appointments to the federal judiciary are important. He refrained from criticizing the president other than to say that Trump has a different style than himself, as evident in their tweets.