CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Republican official whose attendance at the Youngstown Trump rally was more dubious than the three Republican Ohio Supreme Court candidates, was Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
As Secretary of State, one of LaRose’s primary jobs is to supervise elections, promote them, protect their integrity and instill confidence in voting. It’s not to enable the #1 election denier, Donald Trump and his election denying drones like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was also in attendance.
During the rally, Trump continued to engage in his election denying rhetoric. Rhetoric that instigated the Jan. 6 insurrectionists attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters trying to stop the certification of the 2020 election and overturn it. The Jan. 6 insurgency mob march was the first attack on the U.S. Capitol since the War of 1812 by the British.
Would LaRose have also attended a rally for King George III? During the Civil War, would the Party of Lincoln member gone to a rally for Confederate President Jefferson Davis?
While Governor Mike DeWine met Trump at the airport upon his arrival, the governor skipped the rally to rush off to watch his granddaughters’ track meet in Cedarville, Ohio.
Governor DeWine’s son Patrick, was one of the three Supreme Court candidates attending the rally. Also attending were Rep. Jim Jordan and House candidate Max Miller. In the White House, Miller was Trump’s Director of Advance whose duties included setting up rallies like the one in Youngstown.
Absent at the rally was retiring Senator Rob Portman, whose seat, the Trump endorsed J.D. Vance is seeking against longtime Rep. Tim Ryan from the Youngstown area. Latest polls continue to show them in a virtual tie, but even closer, now separated by only one point.
At least LaRose wasn’t seen at the rally participating in the QAnon Fascist-like forefinger & armed raised group salute while the Quack cult’s theme song played.