Karin Housley, Republican nominee for U.S Senate in Minnesota, issued the following statement:
“I’m calling for the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General to conduct an immediate investigation into the allegations of domestic abuse made against Keith Ellison. As the state’s chief legal division, the attorney general’s office can provide an impartial investigation into the serious allegations.
“Recent calls for a congressional ethics investigation, made by Keith Ellison and echoed by my opponent, amount to nothing more than political cover; Ellison will have left Congress by the time an investigation could be completed. These are serious, recent, and substantiated allegations that deserve immediate attention and raise significant doubts about Keith Ellison’s fitness to serve as Minnesota’s chief legal officer.
“Tina Smith said Judge Brett Kavanaugh ‘committed sexual assault’ and called for a ‘quick and thorough investigation’ into the allegations made against him, despite the judge’s repeated, emphatic denials. But curiously, Tina Smith has chosen to believe Keith Ellison’s ‘categorical’ denials, affirming her support for him and openly campaigning with him.
“It’s time to put an end to the hypocrisy and give Minnesotans the clarity they deserve.”
— Karin Housley (@KarinHousley) September 28, 2018
Tina Smith said, “It’s important to realize & to appreciate that Keith Ellison categorically denies” allegations of domestic abuse, then doubled down on her support for him.
Now, she’s running for political cover—and Minnesotans see right through it. pic.twitter.com/fGJnwvRxBt
— Karin Housley (@KarinHousley) September 26, 2018
Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, state senator, and Republican nominee in Minnesota’s special election for United States Senate. Learn more about Karin Housley’s campaign at HousleyForSenate.com.