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DeWine Calls Out Trump For Inciting U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) specifically called out President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, marking the first time DeWine has publicly criticized Trump for refusing a peaceful transition of power.

DeWine says the pro-Trump mob that breached the capitol was a sad and tragic event in American history.  

"President Trump's continued refusal to accept the election results without producing credible evidence of a rigged election has started a fire that's threatened to burn down our democracy," says DeWine. 

Throughout 2020, DeWine declined to criticize Trump for his refusal to explicitly denounce white supremacy and for not pledging to a peaceful transition of power. 

DeWine says Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet would know best if the 25th Amendment should be invoked to remove Trump from office. 

DeWine would not say if he would support Trump in any future political endeavors and declined to address the five Republican Congress members who voted to object to the results of the election, U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot, Warren Davidson, Bob Gibbs, Bill Johnson, and Jim Jordan.

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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.