Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison raised eyebrows with party insiders this week; suggesting he was considering stepping down from his role at the DNC to put “100 percent of his time” into his race for Minnesota Attorney General.
Ellison was speaking with WCCO Radio in Minneapolis when he was asked to comment on his political future in the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations from a former girlfriend.
“Will your role as Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee continue?” asked WCCO’s Dave Lee.
“You know, I have been thinking about that, I’m starting to wonder whether I have, you know … I’ve been evaluating that recently and we’ll see. I need to put 100 percent of my time, energy and resources into the race and into my office and so that’s something I’m taking consideration on,” Ellison said.
“I put it like this though, I will be a hundred and ten percent for Minnesota all the time, every time without fail and so that is something that we’re beginning to evaluate right now,” he added.
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DNC RAGE: Radical Rep. Keith Ellison ENDORSES ANTIFA Terror Group
Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison openly supported the radical left-wing hate group commonly known as Antifa on Wednesday, posting a photo of himself holding the organization’s “Anti-Fascist Handbook” on social media.
Ellison published the ill-conceived selfie on twitter this week, adding that he “found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
One key problem for the radical representative: Antifa is considered by FBI Director Christopher Wray as an “active domestic terror” ideology. Speaking with legislators last fall, the Bureau chief blasted the left-wing group over widespread violence at pro-Trump rallies throughout the country.
“While we’re not investigating Antifa as Antifa — that’s an ideology and we don’t investigate ideologies — we are investigating a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology,” Wray told a House panel.
PATHETIC: Keith Ellison Says Trump More Dangerous than Kim Jong Un
Hyper-liberal representative Keith Ellison apologized for remarks he made over the weekend that suggested President Donald Trump was more dangerous than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying he regrets his choice of words while describing the escalating nuclear crisis.
Ellison came under fire after criticizing Trump’s “fire and fury” rhetoric, implying the American leader was intentionally escalating the already tense situation.
“North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader, well he’s acting more responsible than this guy is,” said Ellison. What I’m tell you, is that once you start seeing missile launches… the time for cranking up the anti-war machine is right now.”
Within hours, the liberal representative retracted his comments in an interview with the Washington Post.
“That was one of those I wish I’d not said,” said Ellison. “It’s tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I’d say, he’s being incredibly irresponsible, and he’s putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch.”
President Trump doubled-down on his harsh rhetoric against the North Korean dictator last week, assuring Americans around the world that any actions against the US or its allies would be met with a fierce response.
“If [Kim] utters one threat in the form of an overt threat … or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey.