Governor Defends Decision to Bring in Guard, Close Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Governor Mike DeWine defended his decision to secure state buildings and bring in the National Guard, despite a small and peaceful armed protest Sunday at the Statehouse.

The governor in his media briefing says a large contingent of law enforcement always means less violence.

The governor says other governors made similar decisions.

He’s hopeful Inauguration Day will be peaceful as well.