As Twitchy readers know, earlier this morning Karen Monahan’s son wrote a Facebook post claiming Keith Ellison had abused his mother while they were in a relationship. Fellow Democrat and Minnesotan running against Ellison in the AG primary, Debra Hilstrom, shared the viral Facebook post and demanded that Ellison address the allegations.
The Ellison camp responded:
— Mary McGuire (@mcguirereports) August 12, 2018
Sounds like they have denied any and all allegations of domestic violence.
Earlier on Sunday, Ellison’s rivals in the race for attorney general demanded that he respond to the allegations.
Both DFL-endorsed candidate Matt Pelikan and former Minnesota House Speaker Debra Hilstrom called the allegations troubling.
Another candidate in the race, former Ramsey County Attorney Tom Foley, said the allegations were serious.
“If there are records and video of his interaction with the victim, those materials also should be turned over to law enforcement for immediate investigation,” he said.
Currently, Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th District in Congress, but he’s giving up his seat to run for Minnesota attorney general.
The primary election in that race is slated for Tuesday.
How long before journos tell us it's okay not to believe the woman just because Keith Ellison is a Dem?
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 12, 2018
But we thought we were supposed to believe women?
Keith Ellison flatly denies allegation that he abused an ex girlfriend. The story had been circulating in MN, and not held up under media scrutiny, so no stories ran. It blew up last night after the ex’s son posted the allegation on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/A3VQQhgzQh
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 12, 2018
The post claims there is actual video evidence of physical abuse along with texts supporting claims of emotional abuse.
Worth noting that this isn’t Ellison’s first scandal, but he has spent years avoiding answering for things like his close associations w prominent antisemites.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 12, 2018
We suppose if they truly do have a video this could get interesting.
This is going to get interesting
— Rip Robin (@Rippapotomos) August 12, 2018
In the meantime it sounds like the ‘he said/ she said’ game continues.