One of the most polarizing Democrats has just turned in his resignation.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) formally resigned from his position as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday.
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But before you think we are rid of this controversial figure, pump the brakes.
Ellison resigned because he somehow won his state’s election for attorney general.
Current DNC Chairman Tom Perez was elated his that former deputy was moving on.
“Keith’s decision means Minnesotans will have a full-time champion fighting for affordable health care, a fair economy, and opportunity for all,” Perez said.
Perez has yet to announce a replacement for Ellison at the DNC.
With all of the outrage over the allegations lodged against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one would think Democrats might have been a bit weary to elect Ellison.
Elllison’s ex-girlfriend has made some rather disturbing allegations against him — but they have pretty much been brushed under the rug.
Those allegations first came to light when the woman’s son posted on social media that he had both pictures and video proving Ellison had assaulted his mother.
While the woman has released doctor’s reports, she has yet to release the video, claiming it is too traumatic for her to go public with it.
Even with the allegations, though, Ellison held onto his advantage and has now obviously won the election.
Voters ignoring the allegations is one thing, but the fact that Democrat leadership has not even bothered to address the issue is even more disturbing — especially considering how far they were willing to take uncorroborated allegations against Kavanaugh.
Now, even with alleged proof, they are not even so much as considering disciplinary measures against Ellison.
Quite the contrary, in fact, as he is actually considered to be one of the rising stars of the party.