While J.D. Vance will soon make decisions on behalf of Ohioans as Senator-elect, at least one Hamilton County citizen has been spared his judgement this week.
Vance, who lives in Cincinnati's East Walnut Hills neighborhood, tweeted a picture of himself outside the Hamilton County Courthouse on Nov. 14 saying he was dismissed from jury duty.
"At the Hamilton County Courthouse, where I was just dismissed from jury duty," Vance tweeted. "Reason given: orientation for a new job starting tomorrow."
At the Hamilton County Courthouse, where I was just dismissed from jury duty. Reason given: orientation for a new job starting tomorrow 😂 pic.twitter.com/TlyVWsXCdH— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) November 14, 2022
"Best excuse ever!!! Congratulations!" said another Twitter user.
Bradley Seitz, chief deputy jury commissioner with Hamilton County, tells CityBeat he couldn't "interpret his tweet" but that Vance could end up performing his civic duty after all.
Vance will undergo U.S. Senate orientation in Washington, D.C. until he is sworn in on Jan. 3. Vance beat Democratic opponent Tim Ryan in the midterm race with 53% of the vote after months of razor-thin polling. Vance's win was one of only a handful for Republicans in a midterm election forecasted as a possible "red wave."
Hours after leaving the Hamilton County Courthouse, Vance tweeted a link to an op-ed he penned for The American Conservative titled "Don't Blame Trump."
Vance also emphasized "the need for voting reform in this country," which to Vance means, "appropriately narrow windows to return ballots."
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