SAINT PAUL, MN – Karin Housley, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, issued the following statement regarding the abuse allegations made against state Rep. Jim Knoblach:
“The allegations made against Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach are deeply disturbing and Rep. Knoblach did the right thing by stepping aside. When Laura Knoblach came forward with her story, the community let her down. Accusers deserve to be heard and it’s about time someone listened to her.
“When it comes to substantiated allegations such as these, we must be willing to set aside the political ramifications and afford accusers an appropriate venue to be heard. When politicians put party allegiance before doing the right thing, it’s no wonder so many people see them as disingenuous.
“This isn’t a partisan issue. This isn’t a political issue. This is about consistently applying a standard – and this is about doing what’s right.”