Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) blew into the news cycle after referring to his Republican opponent as a “low-life scumbag,” “gutter dweller,” and “real stupid” in a debate today.
Holy pete, Keith Ellison really did call Chris Fields a lowlife scumbag? This'll be interesting.
— Kevin Watterson (@kwatt) October 18, 2012
@kwatt keith ellison is a piece of work himself. if i had to keep it PG.
— st. matty's day (@MN_Matt3) October 18, 2012
Hey @keithellison. Calling your opponent a “lowlife scumbag,” twice, and a “real gutter-dweller" during a debate? How Congressional of you.
— eric (@eriContrarian) October 18, 2012
Scumbag terror apologist Keith Ellison(D-CAIR) calls debate opponent "scumbag" http://t.co/HVJSKyEL New Civility
— DANEgerus ن (@DANEgerus) October 18, 2012
Ellison later issued a statement apologizing, but not before it blew up into a national story. Minnesota’s fifth district is so blue that the Democrats could nominate Daffy Duck and still win, but this might be a little worse than anything Daffy could conjure up.