Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FLASHBACK: Ellison Statement on Sen. Al Franken's Resignation
https://ellison.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ellison-statement-on-sen-al-frankens-resignation ^

Posted on 08/12/2018 5:01:06 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following Sen. Al Franken's decision to resign from the U.S. Senate, Rep. Keith Ellison issued the following statement:

"I commend the brave women who have come forward in recent weeks to share their experience of sexual harassment and assault. Their courage is immense, and has sparked a long overdue national reckoning with persistent inequities and injustices in our society.

"I am grateful for Al Franken’s progressive record of accomplishment over the years—from his forceful advocacy for a free and open internet, to his important work helping to shape the Affordable Care Act, to his support for policies that improve the lives of women, including championing the Violence Against Women Act. Still, as elected officials, we must stand for safe communities and work environments for everyone. Sen. Franken's decision to resign shows a strength of character that other elected officials haven’t. Al’s decision is the right one, and will bring us one step closer towards a society of true justice and equality for all."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abuse; ellison; metoo
# YOU TOO
1 posted on 08/12/2018 5:01:06 PM PDT by TigerClaws
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TigerClaws

For those not familiar with the story today, Ellison is the Co-Chair of the Dem party (D-MN) and has been accused by the son of his ex-lover of domestic abuse.

Posts by the woman and by her son today:

Karen Monahan
@KarenMonahan01
What my son said is true. Every statement he made was true.@keithellison, you know you did that to me. I have given every opportunity to get help and heal. Even now, u r willing to say my son is lying and have me continue to leak more text and info just so others will believe him

**

HERE IS A LINK TO THE SON’S PUBLIC FACEBOOK POST (there’s more at the link):

https://www.facebook.com/Aslimsed/posts/2319161644777680

My name is Austin Monahan and I am writing this letter on behalf of me and my brother.

My brother and I watched our mom come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship with Keith Ellison. For several months we knew something wasn’t right and couldn’t figure it out. When we asked our mom if everything was ok, she told us she was dealing with some stress and would be ok.

In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a “fucking bitch” and telling her to get the fuck out of his house. The messages I found, were mixed with him consistently telling my mom he wanted her back, he missed her, he knew he fucked up and we wished he could do things different, he would victim shaming, bully her, and threaten her if she went public. I text him and told him I know what you did to my mama and a few other things.

I met up with my mom that night and asked her what happened. She said nothing happened until I told her I saw a video and hell of a lot of messages saying something different. She finally talked. My brother and I were so angry and hurt for our mom. We were ready to go public but our mom begged us not to and she along with others convinced us it wasn’t in our moms best interest. . . .

Sitting all this time, watching what our mom went through and not being able to say or do anything was hard as hell. None of you know the hell our family has gone through. I don’t think half of you would even care. We watched her so called political friends stand by say or do nothing. People had an idea what happened and never reached out to my mom. The same people who are posting about social justice are ready to smear my mom, protect a person who abused her and broke the law. You think we give a shit about a politics when we saw what our mom went through? She may not matter to none of you, but she is our mom, our kids grandmother and she is actually someone. There is a lot more he has done to my mom and others that we saw in the text but our mom can decide if and when she wants to tell the world that part.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/08/12/abuse-allegation-made-against-keith-ellison-denies-attorney-general-election

Keith Ellison, one of the leading candidates to be Minnesota’s next attorney general, confronted allegations Sunday of domestic abuse of a former girlfriend that surfaced days before the election that will decide the party’s nominee.

The allegation that the physical abuse was caught on video was posted to Facebook late Saturday night by the woman’s son, four days before Minnesota’s primary election, where Ellison is facing off against four other Democrats for the open attorney general’s seat.

Ellison is a six-term 5th District congressman and the perceived front-runner in the race. In a written statement Sunday, Ellison denied the incident.

SNIP

State Rep. Debra Hilstrom, who also is running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, recirculated the Facebook post and called on Ellison to answer the allegation. She tweeted the Saturday account from Austin Monahan, the son of Karen Monahan, Keith Ellison’s former longtime girlfriend. By Sunday afternoon the post had been shared more than 2,000 times.


2 posted on 08/12/2018 5:03:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigerClaws

Has anybody given Ellison an IQ test?

He seems to be equipped along the lines of Not-So-Sharpton.


3 posted on 08/12/2018 5:04:12 PM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

It appears the Franken boot also fits Mr. Ellison.


4 posted on 08/12/2018 5:10:38 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2
Has anybody given Ellison an IQ test?

How smart do you have to be to abuse women and then lie about it when there is a video?

5 posted on 08/12/2018 5:11:22 PM PDT by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ptsal

Minnie Sota apparently has its own standards.


6 posted on 08/12/2018 5:12:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: wmileo

I rest my case...


7 posted on 08/12/2018 5:12:47 PM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TigerClaws

Since you brung it up, did Franken ever actually step down or did he just ANNOUNCE his resignation?


8 posted on 08/12/2018 5:14:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no gstandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wmileo

The problem is that she has already said that she is not going to release the video.


9 posted on 08/12/2018 5:14:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs Your Monthly Donations!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TigerClaws


and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

10 posted on 08/12/2018 5:15:00 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The problem is that she has already said that she is not going to release the video.

Out of shame or is he paying her off?

11 posted on 08/12/2018 5:16:47 PM PDT by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: wmileo

I think she never had any intention.

Today’s story comes out because her son has seen the video and chose to say something.


12 posted on 08/12/2018 5:26:26 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs Your Monthly Donations!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: ptsal

Frankenstein was a pig dog, Ellison, if true, is a violent thug. Big difference.


13 posted on 08/12/2018 5:45:32 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: TigerClaws
"I am grateful for Al Franken’s progressive record of accomplishment over the years—from his forceful advocacy for a free and open internet, to his important work helping to shape the Affordable Care Act, to his support for policies that improve the lives of women, including championing the Violence Against Women Act.

Remember when Progressive Al progressed to feeling up sleeping women as he championed "The Violence Against Women Act"?


14 posted on 08/12/2018 6:13:33 PM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats. - P.J. ORourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: leaning conservative

Well, I would not either of these two fellows as neighbors or in-laws.


15 posted on 08/12/2018 7:32:26 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Today’s story comes out because her son has seen the video and chose to say something.

Conclusion: The Bad Acting Racist gets away with it.

16 posted on 08/12/2018 8:15:05 PM PDT by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: wmileo

Not yet.


17 posted on 08/12/2018 8:18:10 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs Your Monthly Donations!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

I thought it was Mini Soda?


18 posted on 08/12/2018 8:34:55 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: ptsal

I think with Franken one, “Cut it out!” would suffice. Ellison, handcuffs might do the trick.


19 posted on 08/13/2018 6:10:58 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson