Days after Keith Ellison was accused of violently abusing his ex-girlfriend, Democrats elected him to be their nominee for the next Attorney General in Minnesota.
Ellison, who is currently a member of Congress representing the 5th congressional district in Minnesota, was recently accused of beating former girlfriend Karen Monahan while the two were dating. The accusations were brought forward by Monahan’s son, Austin, in a lengthy post on social media where he claims that his mother was the victim of physical and emotional abuse by Ellison.
If Ellison were a Republican, mainstream media would probably have presumed his guilt and plastered the story across all outlets. But, he isn’t. Similarly, if Ellison were a Republican, current members would be forced to answer for his actions and join in on one accord to request his resignation and withdrawal from the campaign. But, again, Ellison isn’t.
The abuse, according to the post, included assault, harassment, and threats.
Austin said he was browsing his mother’s computer when he came across countless texts messages and a video of Ellison dragging Mohanan across the floor.
“My brother and I watched our mom come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship with Keith Ellison,” Austin said in the post.
The accusations were confirmed by Mohanan via her Twitter account as she deleted other social media accounts over backlash she and her son were receiving.
I shut down my facebook 2 days ago because I didn’t want my kids seeing post people were posting to me. I really can’t activate it now cause will be worse for them. My son is getting bullied on FB, DO NOT BULLY MY KIDS. tweet to me and leave them out of it
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) August 12, 2018
As BizPac Review reports, the accusations were shared online by Debra Hilstrom, a Democrat member of Minnesota’s legislative body. Hilstrom ran against Ellison to be attorney general of Minnesota.
Hilstrom tweeted a link to the revealing post with a post of her own on social media and called on Ellison to answer the serious allegations.
“This post was brought to my attention because I was tagged in this post,” Hilstrom tweeted Saturday night. “Domestic Violence is never ok. The incidents described are troubling. I call on Keith Ellison to answer these allegations.”
This post was brought to my attention because I was tagged in this post. Domestic Violence is never ok. The incidents described are troubling. I call on Keith Ellison to answer these allegations.https://t.co/CQ1LSVfZqf
— Debra Hilstrom (@debrahilstrom) August 12, 2018
Ellison’s office denied the existence of a video and any subsequent abuse, Washington Examiner reports.
“Karen and I were in a long-term relationship which ended in 2016, and I still care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison said in a statement. “This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false.”
Here’s more on Ellison’s primary win, from the Daily Caller:
Keith Ellison won the Minnesota Democratic primary election for attorney general Tuesday evening following allegations he violently abused his ex-girlfriend.
Ellison blew out the Democratic runner up Debra Hilstrom with more than 53 percent of the vote at the time the race was called with about 30 percent of the precincts reporting. He beat her at the time of publication by almost 100,000 votes.
Ellison raised over $212,000 — more than $128,000 than the closest Democratic opponent, Mike Rothman, who raised only $84,200, MinnPost reported.
Current Attorney General Lori Swanson, a Democrat, decided not to run for re-election, opting instead to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Ellison is expected to defeat his Republican opponent on Nov. 6 since the Minnesota attorney general has been a Democrat since 1955, with the exception of one term from 1967 to 1971.