Mike Dewine, Ohio, Senator Steven Huffman discussed on Bill Cunningham
Six million dollars for three months? The work I know I'm offended by that Tony, bender, my producers offended by the idea that somebody have to work for such paltry wages. We'll see what happens later this week. At the first of next week had Murni on talking about it yesterday, but about a week ago or so senator Steven Huffman of the fifth state. senatorial district sent a missive a letter, an email governor Mike DeWine. In which he took him to task a little bit for being somewhat inconsistent when it comes to high school graduations, I tweeted about this last night at at Willie seven hundred. WWL WLIW joining us now. Is that same senator Stephen, Huffman, and Senator Huffman again to the bill Cunningham show and senator. How are you I'm doing well? I'm doing well when I had the governor on about three weeks ago, he said to me similar things that you relate in your letter about well, if schools can do these things in a certain way, I got no problem with it. I related to him the great high. School of Deer Park, and which they had eighty, one, eighty, one or eighty two graduates I said I talked to the Superintendent Jay Phillips is. We'll do it on the ASTROTURF football field and Samsonite to folding chairs, put the graduates in their cap and gown like six feet apart only occupy about twenty yard lines of the field, if the parents sitting in the Stadium Football Stadium. Harry aggie football field kind of in pod six feet apart. You walk up hit elbows. Walk, pick up your diploma and away. You go a couple of speechifying. He said no problem with that then the next day. He said something different explained why you sent this letter Dr Good Governor. Mike DeWine. I. Before that. Before? He was on your show a few weeks ago I sent him a similar letter. Saying. Hey, you really gotta look at this. you know some time has passed you know things are being relaxed I. Mean my point was. Was You really gotTa look at this again? You know it's it's. It's passed some time for some people, but a lot of other people can still do this, and with all the changes you made. This is something you seriously need to look at. And so have you gotten a response? Your letter is dated. I don't know if his email or letter is dated. May May may fifth. I'm sorry. April twenty eight, you sent. This is about a week ago and so. Have you gotten any response in the last several days? I spoke to a governor's office not to him, but his chief liaison to the General Assembly and that they're working on this. And I spoke to him today and You know the stay at home order is supposed to end on Friday and so. you know, maybe that is the avenue to let that pass and but they're looking at a lot of things is my understanding. When I speak to those in Columbus Yourself. Representative Bill Sites who's been in the Senate for many years and Larry Householder the speaker of the House leadership here and there appears to be a little bit of a Rub Between the Republicans in the House and the Senate and the and the Republican and the governor's office that no one anticipated would transpire now. We're about about thirty five days away from the budget. Budget that's got to come in and the governor's actions have created a whole of about four hundred million dollars a month and I know you're a conservative Republican. Did you anticipate about a year and a half ago? That when Mike Dewine was elected that suddenly the governor would be in one camp and the Republicans in the in the assembly. Being another camp was added dissipated. None of this has gone on for last three months have been anticipating so no, that wasn't in an anticipated and I'll say. I'll repeat something that you said yesterday really. Mike Dewine and Fran are very honorable people very. Very loyal to the state of Ohio but sometimes in politics, we have a difference of opinion and right now. There's a difference of opinion some of the things that he does. I sent a message to the governor's office from someone who had sent me a note saying that. How's it possible that he can approve up to three hundred guests at weddings? And other religious celebrations of unions between a man, and a woman, or I guess between a man and a man and a woman and a woman, whatever it might be that three hundred dollars, okay at the Kenwood Country Club, but we can't have a high school graduation involving eighty kids, and your letter indicates that there are some high in the Tri State. I'm sorry. State of Ohio have twenty graduates and the whole class, so isn't an inconsistent to say. You're going to have up to three. Hundred or wedding, but gain have twenty graduates high school. I agree that that's a big inconsistency. In the other thing, is it a graduation with teachers principals superintendents. School board members, you have a much more of a controlled environment Then you do it a wedding I mean look. Know! I got I have two daughters are to get married next year. and there's GonNa. Be a lot of people and a lot of drinking and social distancing becomes closer when you're drinking alcohol at a wedding, so there has been a lot of inconsistencies, yes. As far as other inconsistencies out, these weddings allegedly there can't be live music I. Don't know what the hell that means. Maybe the Tuba player will be too close to the drummer. You can't have live music and you can't have dancing. You can't have the father dance with his daughter bride. Does that make any sense? No, I mean I you know I think in all these things you gotta use a little logic, and and you know close family members. You know you know stayed in the same house as for my kids. My wife and my mother-in-law one's got it. Everybody's got it there and the same would go for a father and a father daughter dance. Senator Hoffman one other thoughts come to my mind when I tried many jury cases. One of the charges from the judge was when you go into the jury room I would advise you not too quickly. Express your opinion about guilt or innocence. Because later during the deliberations, there may be occasions when new evidence is presented by other jury members as being important or an argument is made you do not anticipate, and because you've already expressed your opinion about guilt or innocence, you may be, you may be. Undesirable is to change your opinion based upon this new argument, because your sense of pride has been aroused, and you won't change your opinion when this thing started honor about March the twenty third. It appears very likely by that point. The cove nineteen had been in Ohio since January so here we sit at the end of May and in those five months. Outside of nursing homes, there's been about five hundred high winds of died or covert nineteen over five months. Out of about twelve million, which means that the death rate for those in the general population is about four or five ohioans out of one hundred thousand. Assuming that to be the case and those are the facts. Would you fairly say that governor has killed a fly and a living room with a shotgun? You may have killed the fly, but you took out the drywall in the windows and the ceiling, but nonetheless the governor was not wrong, the middle of March when he shut everything down because there was the fear tactic and the scare tactic going on, there was going to be eighty thousand detto high winds. It's turned out to be in the general population and five months about five hundred. Isn't it time? Time to recognize reality and say you know what we were wrong. And what was predicted to occur, it did not transpire. We must get back to normal as soon as possible. Would you say the governor overestimated the harm I I agree with you and you go back to the beginning of March. It was truly the unknown. We have a lot of data over the last two or three months. and we need to act on that data I mean. I I do not fault anything. The governor did in early March because there was a huge I know. There's still some unknown, but we have a lot of facts and a lot of data that we need to analyse and say..