October 9, 2020 Media

DFL Party Criticizes Trump & MN GOP for Infecting Minnesotans with COVID-19 at Trump Rally

Today, the Minnesota DFL Party sharply criticized the state Republican Party and Trump campaign for holding a rally that wound up infecting nine Minnesotans with COVID-19, landing two people in the hospital, and sending one individual to the I.C.U.

The DFL Party has previously criticized the Minnesota GOP for holding maskless political events. The Minnesota GOP Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, responded on Twitter by bragging about not wearing masks at political events

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:

“From the start of this pandemic, Donald Trump and Minnesota Republicans have ignored public health experts and put their re-elections ahead of the health of Minnesotans. It was only a matter of time until the dangerous, maskless campaign events staged by Donald Trump and Minnesota Republicans landed Minnesotans in the hospital.”

“All of us at the DFL Party hope those Minnesotans infected at Trump’s rally in Bemidji fully recover and we hope the Minnesota Republican Party stops holding events that could seriously injure the people of our great state.”

“The Minnesota DFL Party has taken this pandemic seriously from the beginning and has required masks and social distancing at each and every one of our extremely limited number of events. We will continue to campaign vigorously while protecting the health and well-being of Minnesotans everywhere.”