Ohio Politicians Divided On Kavanaugh Confirmation
In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio politicians are reacting to allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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In this week's episode:
The nation’s attention has turned to a Senate hearing room in Washington D.C. for the testimonies of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her in 1982.
Ohio Democrats are united in urging the Senate to hold off on confirming Kavanaugh until Ford’s allegations are fully investigated.
Gov. Kaisch and the Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine both say the Senate should investigate the case fully and hold off on confirmation. U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who introduced Kavanaugh at his initial hearing, said on Wednesday that he has not yet reviewed the allegations.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, a Republican, and Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, a Democrat, are proposing an alternative to the ballot measure that would cut jail time for low-level drug offenses and increase funding for treatment.
Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine has come out against the amendment. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates for state office disagree on how to vote.
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