Ellison received 326 votes, or 82 percent of delegates on hand at the party’s state executive committee meeting Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
The endorsement comes after Ellison won the Democratic primary just days after Karen Monahan said Ellison had once dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming obscenities. Ellison has denied the allegation. Monahan has said she has video footage of the 2016 encounter, but has declined to release it. Ellison says the video does not exist.
People are innocent until proven guilty. Domestic abuse is itself abused in this country. We should take accusers seriously – but guilt until proof of innocence is a notion worth fighting – rhetorically, politically, legally and if necessary militarily.
But I come not to bury Ellison (more later). I come to pillory the MNDFLCC. #MeToo was never anything but a virtue-signaling cudgel to use against conservatives (until it largely backfired, taking out Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, Dan Schoen and perhaps Ellison).
It’s the moral equivalent of Al Gore flying to Indonesia in a private jet to lecture the world about the climate; it’s a moral imperative for the rest of us, an inconvenience to them.