State Rep. Vernon Sykes called for Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder to apologize for comments he made suggesting that President Obama should be sent to jail.
“Speaker Batchelder’s recent comments are absolutely deplorable. I call on the Speaker to apologize for such distasteful remarks immediately,” said Rep. Sykes. “The unprecedented disrespect we have seen for President Obama only serves to undermine and threaten our democracy. I would expect my longtime friend, colleague and the Speaker of the Ohio House to respect the office of the President of the United States regardless of party affiliation.”
This past weekend, while introducing Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R- Medina) told an audience of more than 1,000 at the Summit County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner that he thinks President Obama should be sent to jail. Speaker Batchelder is quoted in the Washington Post as saying, “The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. And I think 25-to-life would be a good start.”