Governor Mike Dewine ‘injured’ on East Palestine tour as calls mount for his resignation

Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine was injured during a tour of East Palestine, where a train derailment led to the release of hazardous materials earlier this month.

Mr DeWine suffered a displaced distal fibula fracture above his ankle during the tour of the community last week amid calls for his resignation over his handling of the crisis.

The governor’s office told Fox 8 Cleveland that Mr DeWine will have to wear a walking boot for the next several weeks.

Mr DeWine told the Columbus Dispatch that his “foot caught on something” as he walked down the stairs of the First Church of Christ on Tuesday.

“I’m fine,” he told the paper on Sunday. “I’m just not walking my dog as much.”

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