May 1, 2017 DFL News, Press Release

Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin

“Just days after the newly-elected GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan proclaimed that people are “going to have a really hard time calling us the party of racists and sexists,” an official Minnesota Republican Party Facebook page featured a racist, hate-filled post about Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), referring to Muslims as “Goat Humpers.”

“The ignorance and bigotry displayed in this post is staggering and disheartening. Americans across the country have witnessed a disturbing increase in this type of threatening behavior and fear mongering since the election of Donald Trump, and now it seems the Minnesota Republican Party is embracing it all too much.

“Congressman Ellison has been a champion of inclusiveness in our state and across the country, and works tirelessly every day to make Minnesota a welcoming place for all, regardless of ethnicity or religion. This disgusting, racist and hateful sentiment has no place in Minnesota. Chairwoman Carnahan should be ashamed and owes an apology to Congressman Ellison and all Minnesotans.”

The post on CD 7 GOP website: