Article by Bryan Howard
September 23, 2018
Keith Ellison (D-MN) appeared on Twin Cities PBS the “Almanac” where he was pressed about his Domestic abuse allegations. The hosts were not easy on Keith and would not allow him to side step the credible accusations.
During the interview Ellison tried to label the accusations as false and blamed the accusers as lying. Ellison hinted he won’t be shocked if more woman come forward with allegations.
Transcript below from The Blaze.
“Lets talk about Amy Alexander. That was a case in 2005 when she was harassing me and my staff. I got an order for protection to have her not do that anymore. The judge awarded that in 2006 when I was running for Congress,” Ellison said, adding the judge ordered Alexander to not contact him again.
“So this is not multiple cases,” Ellison added.
Speaking of Monahan’s allegations, Ellison said: “They’re not true. I have said that they’re not true.”
Ellison went on to downplay the seriousness of the allegations by claiming an “independent investigation” remains ongoing. Ellison’s Republican opponent, Doug Wardlow, challenged the assertion that the investigation, which is led by the DNC, is independent.
“It’s not an independent investigation! It’s independent by your friends and fellow party members. That’s not an independent investigation,” Wardlow said.
Later a moderator asked Ellison if he is certain that no additional accusers will come forward.
“Look, in this political environment, I don’t know what somebody might cook up. But I could tell you that there is absolutely nobody that I am aware of who has any sort of — who is threatening or suggesting or who has ever made a prior accusation about me,” Ellison replied.
Wardlow shot back that “two credible, strong allegations of domestic abuse is enough.”
“There’s documentary evidence. We have a medical record where Ms. Monahan reported to her doctor the abuse that was going on,” he said.