DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison is under fire as allegations of physical and psychological abuse against a former girlfriend were made public this month.
The allegations came from Austin Monahan, whose mother Karen Monahan was an alleged victim of Ellison’s abuse. Austin posted online that his mother had “come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship” with Ellison. Austin said he discovered the abuse when discovering archived text messages and images accidentally while using his mother’s computer.
Karen says the allegations her son made public are true.
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
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) August 12, 2018
In a personal statement, she detailed the specific allegations of abuse, which included both verbal and physical abuse:
Karen Monahan released her own lengthy statement regarding the reported abuse she experienced. In it, she alleges Keith Ellison physically tried to remove her from a bed, screaming “b*tch, you answer when I’m talking to you.” He then demanded she “get the f*ck out” of their home. pic.twitter.com/DcMNmNzY3V
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) August 13, 2018
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Ellison has denied the allegations, and the DNC only offered a generic reply to the allegations, that they’re reviewing them because “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” Despite the allegations, Ellison still won his primary on Tuesday in the running to become Minnesota’s nominee for attorney general.
Yesterday, Ellison’s accuser Monahan sat down for her first television interview with CBS News. Monahan described the incident in which she was dragged off a bed by Ellison. She says that she’s not releasing the tape of it because the incident it “too traumatic,” and says that her word should be enough. For the most part, the interview contained most of the same information we learned from her prior statements and her son’s allegations.
But there were some new revelations. Monahan claimed that Ellison met with her at a cafe prior to launching his campaign for Minnesota Attorney General, and expressed concern due to her tweets about the “#MeToo” movement. “The conversation went straight to ‘Hey, you know, I noticed that you’ve been tweeting a lot, you know, about abuse and the #MeToo…,'” Monahan said.”He goes, ‘I don’t want to have to look over my shoulder all the time wondering when you’re going to tweet something and, you know, say it’s me.'”
Monahan says she replied, “I never ruined your career. I didn’t choose to do the things you did.”
Like many on the Left, Ellison has championed himself as a warrior for women’s rights. Back in April, Ellison said that “women are dying” because Democrats like him are losing elections. Even more ironic, Ellison has previously praised Al Franken for a speech he gave in defense of the Violence Against Women Act.
FLASHBACK: Controversial DNC Deputy chair Keith Ellison praised disgraced Senator Al Franken for "speaking passionately about violence against women".
Both have since been accused of harassment against women pic.twitter.com/ehumxkWoil
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) August 17, 2018
Unlike Franken, there haven’t yet been any major calls for Ellison to resign. It’s hard to believe the liberal narrative that there’s a “Republican war on women,” when the only soldiers in that war have been Democrats.
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