Today, Jim Renacci released the following statement in reaction to Obama for America's decision to challenge as unconstitutional Ohio's policy to extend in-person voting for members of the military and their families:
"It is absurd and insulting that the President's re-election campaign would challenge Ohio's decision to extend three extra days of early, in-person voting to members of the military and their families. Not only is this decision well within the rights of the state of Ohio, it is also a completely valid policy. Members of our military get deployed to war zones, uprooted from their families and early voting accommodates the unique demands their service to our nation places on them. They should be afforded every opportunity to exercise what is every American's most important civic duty.
"I join 15 military organizations in voicing my outrage at this clearly political attempt to silence the brave men and women who protect us every day. Ohioans expect more than petty gamesmanship from their leaders, and that is exactly what they should get from the Commander-in-Chief of all people."
The 15 Military groups challenging the Obama campaign's lawsuit on early voting are:
National Guard Association of the United States
Association of the U.S. Army
Association of the U.S. Navy
Marine Corps League
Military Officers Association of America
Reserve Officers Association
National Association for Uniformed Services
Non Commissioned Officers Association of the USA
Army Reserve Association
Fleet Reserve Association
Special Forces Association
U.S. Army Ranger Association, Inc.
National Defense Committee
Military Order of the World Wars