Rep. Ilhan Omar “kinda felt bad” for the brave men and women honored by President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address Tuesday, and she thinks the president owes the American people an apology.
Omar took to Twitter to share her “initial #sotu thoughts” and it’s clear she had a much different perspective than the vast majority of people watching at home.
The freshman congresswoman from Minnesota posted a video shortly after Trump’s SOTU wearing her hijab and a leather jacket, speaking quietly with a smug condescending tone as she mocked the president’s remarks as “the most pedestrian speech we have probably ever heard.”
In Washington, D.C., Senate Democrats are pulling out all the stops to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, most recently vowing to fully investigate a 35-year-old allegation of high school dry humping.
Victims deserve to be heard, they contend.
In Minnesota, meanwhile, Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison is running with his party’s endorsement for state attorney general, despite multiple recent collaborated allegations of domestic abuse, backed up with solid evidence and supporting witnesses.
It’s a sick duplicity that’s not lost on Karen Monahan, the woman Ellison allegedly abused, who shared her thoughts about the matter on Twitter Monday.
No, they don’t. I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party. I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse
“[email protected] Democrats say believe women, do they believe you … “ Twitter user Rose wrote to Monahan.
“No, they don’t. I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” Monahan tweeted. “I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse.”
A rival for Minnesota Attorney General is piling on by sharing a Facebook post that is accusing DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison of “domestic abuse.”
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
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez over his recent endorsement of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which blatantly conflicts with Perez’ promise the national party wouldn’t pick favorites.
“To endorse one candidate over the other is not what the chair of the DNC should be doing,” said Sanders, who many feel was railroaded by the DNC during his 2016 presidential primary against Hillary Clinton.
Perez endorsed Cuomo last month at an event in Long Island, effectively shunning primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, an actress endorsed by Our Revolution, “a progressive political organization inspired by Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2016,” Politico reports.
On Wednesday, MSNBC brought up the controversy with DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison, who lost out to Perez for DNC chairman but was named number two to appease Sanders supporters, many of whom are still sore over the party’s rigged 2016 primary.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota did his best Donald Trump impression Friday, and it left a lot to be desired.
Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, made a spectacle of himself with the help of his son, Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, as the two jammed out for MinnRoast2018.
Ellison donned a blond wig and suit with red tie, and played the guitar, while Jeremiah provided percussion to the tune of “Guantanamera.”
Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison is a big fan of universal basic income, and he has some interesting ideas about how to move the country toward a more socialist system.
The U.S. representative from Minnesota recently outlined his thoughts about the government stepping in to take control of people’s financial lives during a forum in Minneapolis, where he rejected the notion that the government giveaways would leave folks with little motivation to contribute to society.
Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan praised — called out — Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison at his Saviors’ Day 2018 Address on Sunday during a racist screed in which he also proclaimed “the powerful Jews are my enemy,” and “white folks are going down.”
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, admitted to working for the Nation of Islam for over a year to help with the 1995 Million Man March, but has repeatedly promised the public he cut ties with the hate group since he was elected to represent Minnesota’s 5th district in 2006.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez insisted in February that the party’s top position was a “full-time” gig that deserved “someone committed here for the long haul,” then accepted a part-time teaching job at Brown University a few months later.
Liberal radio host Bill Press called Perez out on the apparent hypocrisy during an interview Tuesday, when the chairman alleged the stint at his Alma matter doubles as a “focus group on the millennial generation.”
“I have to ask you about one other thing, because I’ve heard this from some of my friends on the DNC, that you promised to be a full-time chair and yet you’ve accepted a teaching job at Brown University. Isn’t that contradictory to what you promised?” questioned Press, a former chairman of the California Democratic Party.
“Not at all,” Perez said. “If you look at my schedule, Bill, I’ve been in 25 different locations in the last 30 days. I’m working about 90 hours a week. I go up seven times to Brown University to talk for an hour and a half to students about public service, because that’s where I went to school.”
Perez, elected chairman in February, called on his rival in the race, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, to quit Congress if elected to the post because the Democratic Party is in need of a “dramatic overhaul” that would require his full attention, the Washington Free Beacon reports.
Perez announced six months later that he accepted a one-year senior fellowship at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, where he’s teaching a course called “Governance and Leadership in Challenging Times.” A university announcement contends the course if focused on “effective problem salving for individuals of all political stripes.”
The announcement stated Perez would also attend several public events, and hold office hours and informal lunches with students, according to the news site.
Perez explained to Press that the Brown gig isn’t hypocritical because he’s a super hard worker, plus the insight into some of the nation’s most privileged students is valuable research for the Democratic Party.
“So the week I go up to Brown, I’m working 70 hours a week,” Perez said. “People who know me know I’ve only got one motor and it’s always on fifth gear. And those students have been my focus group on the millennial generation and how we could do a better job of engaging them.
“So I think I’ve gotten more out of it than they’ve given to me,” he said.
Washington Republicans pointed out in September that Perez’s appointment at Brown came just weeks after the Democratic Party posted some of its worst fundraising numbers in a decade.
“The DNC can’t raise money, their ‘Better Deal’ slogan flopped, the Unity Tours were a disaster — and Tom Perez thinks it’s a good time for a side gig?” the Republican National Committee asked, according to Fox News.
The DNC raised $3.8 million in July, compared to a $10.2 million haul for the RNC the same month. The lackluster fundraising started well before Perez took charge in February and continued into the summer as party factions continue to pull at the seams.
“The Democratic Party sill appears divided between the progressive wing, including Sanders loyalists and those who backed Ellison for DNC chairman, and the establishment wing, which backed Clinton in last year’s White House race,” Fox News reports.
“The divide was clearly on display earlier this year during the DNC’s so-called Unity Tour, in which Perez and Ellison appeared on stage amid questions about whether the party should back pro-life candidates.”
Brown University refused to discuss Perez’s pay when questioned by Fox News.
“Beyond position titles and dates of service, we are not at liberty to disclose details related to personnel,” a Brown spokesman said.