Senator Portman on the importance of Memorial Day, January 6 committee vote
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was in Columbus to speak at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum’s Memorial Day event.
Portman, who announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election next year, spoke of remembering the men and women the country has lost and coming together during this very divided time in our country. .
After the event, Portman headed to the Memorial Tournament, where he planned to thank Barbara and Jack Nicklaus for their contributions to Ohio.
The senator said that a normal day filled with events like this was refreshing after a very abnormal year.
“It’s great to get back to a more normal situation,” said Portman. “I strongly encouraged people to get vaccinated. Now that most people are vaccinated in Ohio, we can start to move on. “
Portman broke with a majority of his fellow Republicans on Friday by voting to create a commission to investigate the Jan.6 riot on Capitol Hill.
“The January 6 attack was an attack on democracy itself as far as I’m concerned, and we just need to get the facts, get to the bottom of it, and let the American people know what’s going on. happened, ”Portman said.