Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was one of the Democrats’ rising stars.
Ellison expected to cruise to victory this November in the State Attorney General Race and use that as a launching pad for a national career.
But now the Democrats are in a panic over this massive scandal.
Ellison’s cruise control campaign was upended when the son of an ex-girlfriend posted on Facebook that Ellison abused his mother when the two were in a relationship.
The Democrats’ response was to try and smother the scandal in silence.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has elected to remain silent as its deputy chair, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, battles allegations of domestic violence from an ex-girlfriend.
Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan and her son have accused Ellison of physically and emotionally abusing her during their relationship, which is said to have ended in 2016.
Monahan claims to have a video of Ellison dragging her off of a bed and yelling expletives at her. She told CNN that she misplaced the thumb drive with the video on it while moving, but three of her friends (who remained anonymous) said that Monahan told them about the alleged incident in the months after she moved out of his apartment.
Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general and defeated two opponents in Tuesday’s primary, has denied the allegations and said that the video doesn’t exist.
The Democrats and media’s reaction to Ellison being credibly accused of domestic violence stands in stark contrast to the suspicious claims that Roy Moore sexually abused a 14-year-old girl nearly 40 years ago in the Alabama Senate race.
That scandal was given round the clock coverage and Moore was assumed to be guilty.
Ellison’s woes barely merit a mention in the mainstream media and every story leads with his denial.
But make no mistake, the Democrats are panicking.
There are four toss-up house races and any scandal that could depress Democrat turnout could cost them those seats and by extension control of the House of Representatives.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this story.