The Minneapolis Police Department refused requests from the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party to investigate domestic violence allegations against Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, citing “conflicts” as the reason that the case should be referred elsewhere, according to the Star Tribune.
Ellison, who also serves as the co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been accused by two former girlfriends that he was physically and emotionally abusive to them. Ellison is not only considering stepping down as the DNC’s co-chair, he is not running for re-election as Minnesota‘s congressman, instead he is running to become the state’s attorney general.
Many people are sickened by the liberal double standard. Ellison’s alleged abuse took place within the last few years, but he is being basically given a free pass by democrats screaming for Kavanaugh’s head.
The DFL said both the city attorney and a county prosecutor declined to review a report the DFL compiled on the allegations.
“Due to a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Minneapolis Police Department will not be handling the matter involving Congressman Keith Ellison,” a police statement read, adding that the department would assist in helping another law enforcement agency perhaps look into the case.
The Wright County Republican published an explosive report in 2006 that is supposedly written by Alexander, a Democratic activist who claims she had an affair with Ellison at the time. Alexander writes in the piece that her relationship with Ellison began in the early 1990s, while Ellison was married.
“Our hot and cold romance devolved into a love/hate showdown by spring of 1994. Keith belittled me about my weight and constantly criticized my every word and action,” Alexander wrote. “He ostracized me from the community on whose behalf I had worked so hard to advocate. Feeling exiled I escaped to New York for the next five years.”
Alexander wrote that they rekindled their relationship again in 2004, but it quickly fell apart again around May, 2005, after she claims he came to her home uninvited and assaulted her.
“In May, Keith wanted to try and quiet me so he came to my home uninvited,” Alexander wrote. “We had words. His anger kicked in. He berated me. He grabbed me and pushed me out of the way. I was terrified. I called the police. As he fled he broke my screen door. I have never been so scared.”
Alpha News reports that Ellison denied the accusations at the time and filed a restraining order against Alexander in 2006, but writes that the police report allegedly shows a record of Alexander’s 911 call after she was assaulted.
As troubling as the report and allegations are from Alexander, they came a few days after Monahan’s son wrote a lengthy Facebook post explaining that Ellison grabbed his mother, assaulted her, and screamed profanities toward her at their home years ago. The son claimed in the Facebook post that he saw a video of Ellison grabbing his mother and swearing at her, though it was not included in the post.
With Ellison likely on the verge of becoming Minnesota’s next attorney general and two women accusing him of assault, it’s downright chilling that the police department won’t take on the case.
Many are asking why Ellison is clearly getting a pass.