Skindell calls for HB 6 repeal

State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) announced plans today to introduce a bill that would repeal House Bill 6. This follows news that Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) allegedly accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes to pass it and prevent a referendum.

“Corruption has no place in our government, regardless of political party. When corruption is revealed, it is important we act quickly to fix what has been broken,” said Rep. Skindell.

“The detailed allegations of corruption, bribery and money laundering with the goal of benefiting a few individuals and corporations at the expense of everyone else undermine the principles upon which our nation was founded.”

“Whether the corruption is actual or perceived, the confidence and trust of our citizens have been subverted. Trust can only be restored through our Judiciary by delivering justice in the criminal matter before the court and through our Executive and Legislature by reversing the outcome of the actual or perceived corruption and taking steps to prevent abuses in the future. HB 6 was the manifestation of this alleged corruption.”