It looks like Congressman Keith Ellison’s star is about to go into rapid descent:
Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, the co-chair of the DNC, has been accused of domestic violence by the son of his alleged ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan.
The allegations were shared by Debra Hilstrom, a Democrat member of Minnesota’s house of representatives. Hilstrom tweeted a link to the shocking Facebook post written by Austin Monahan, who had tagged Hilstrom in the hopes of shining a spotlight on the alleged abuse his mom suffered at the hands of Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress.
I’m sure we can expect the Washington Post and ABCNNBCBS to be all over this on Monday, right? Right? Right….
Is this thing on?
UPDATE: The news has been broken by Minnesota Public Radio and Ellison has planted his flag. Now it’s up to the accuser to prove he’s lying:
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.
He said he was in a “long-term relationship” that ended in 2016 but he denied the allegation of abuse.
“I still care deeply for her well-being,” he wrote. “This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false.”