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July 22, 2020

Conservative, Inc.: Ohio GOP Speaker of the House Arrested in Massive, Massive Bribery Scandal

All the grotesquely fat grifters getting rich off our votes...

This "Republican" Corporate Accounts Servicer was the lead grifter in a $60 million bribery ring, taking money to push through a bailout for... nuclear power plants.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four associates were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery case connected to a taxpayer-funded bailout of Ohio's two nuclear power plants.

Hours after FBI agents raided Speaker Larry Householder's farm, U.S. Attorney David DeVillers described the ploy as likely the largest bribery and money-laundering scheme that had "ever been perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio."

Gov. Mike DeWine, also a Republican, called on Householder to resign immediately, saying it would be impossible for him to be an effective legislative leader given the charges against him. The head of the Ohio Republican Party, the state attorney general and the Senate president also urged Householder to step down. The leaders of the House Republican Caucus called the allegations shocking but stopped short of asking Householder to resign.

So they're running the 1997 Democrats playbook on Clinton, where they call it "simply indefensible" but then defend it?

Householder was one of the driving forces behind the nuclear plants' financial rescue, which added a new fee to every electricity bill in the state and directed over $150 million a year through 2026 to the plants near Cleveland and Toledo.

...

Investigators said Householder controlled Generation Now, a group that received $60 million from an unidentified company over the past three years. In exchange, Householder and the other defendants worked to pass the nuclear plant bailout and block attempts to overturn it, according to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI.

Three other human criminals were charge, including Matthew Borges.

Who's Matthew Borges?

He's an avatar of the Conservative, Inc. grifter class:

Matthew Borges, 48, of Bexley
Former Ohio Republican Party chairman Matt Borges founded a super PAC to elect Democrat Joe Biden.

...

He made headlines just last month for announcing he would be voting for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and creating a PAC to help defeat President Trump.

These people were never conservative nor even merely "Republican."

They just liked feathering their nests with corporate money.

It's time to purge them.

As a start.


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