Moments after he was removed from the Ohio House of Representatives, indicted former Speaker Larry Householder held his head high, stepped in front of television cameras and told fellow Ohioans not to count him out.
“I’ve never solicited a bribe,” Householder said outside the House chamber. “I’ve never been bribed, and I’ve never sold legislation.”
Householder delivered his responses confidently, but beneath the surface, the Republican former lawmaker was facing immense pressure, both politically and financially. That moment embodies how Householder has crafted a political career on the edge of a knife – projecting power and strength while elsewhere, his world is crumbling.
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