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Ohio Dem. Chair Calls For I.G. Removal, Kasich Refuses
The leader of the Ohio Democratic Party wants a full investigation into recent activities of Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer.
Meyer was recently a keynote speaker at a Republican party fundraiser in Clinton County. Party Chair Chris Redfern says that’s inappropriate for someone who is supposed to be serving as a non-partisan watchdog of state government.
“Who actually is in charge of overseeing whether John Kasich is spending my tax money unwisely, wasting resources? Itâ€™s the inspector general,” Redfern said. “Now how on Earth can anyone trust the inspector general and his integrity, or lack thereof, if heâ€™s a fundraiser for the Republican party? It doesnâ€™t make any sense.”
Redfern says Governor Kasich should force Meyer to resign. But Kasich says heâ€™s not going to do that.
“You know heâ€™s an independent overseer of our operation and I donâ€™t have a comment on him. Heâ€™s got to do his job and Iâ€™ve got nothing else to add.”
State records show Meyer spoke at the event on January 9th.