Egregious Ellison

Big League PoliticsKeith Ellison Running to Become Attorney General with Inactive Law License in Minnesota

One of the Democrat party’s loudest mouthpieces has found himself in quite an embarrassing situation.

 

Published   on Jul 18, 2018
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One of the Democrat party’s loudest mouthpieces has found himself in quite an embarrassing situation.

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN), who has served as a Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District since 2007 is currently running to become the Attorney General of Minnesota. He announced that he would be running for Minnesota Attorney General in early June, however, there’s just one problem. Ellison as of date does not have an active attorney’s license, making him ineligible to practice law in the state of Minnesota.

In Minnesota, it is not required that the state Attorney General have an active law license, but one would expect those running to become the leading voice of law within the state, the highest appointed attorney in the state to have an active attorney’s license.

Along with being a six-term lawmaker who represents Minnesota’s 5th District, Ellison is the first Muslim to ever be elected to the U.S. Congress, and has served as the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2017. When he was sworn into office, Ellison refused to be sworn in with a Bible, and instead demanded that a Quran be used as a way to emphasize “religious tolerance”.

Despite running to become Attorney General in Minnesota, Ellison has remained in his leadership position at the DNC. When Ellison announced his plans to run, Tom Perez, the DNC chair, said Ellison has been “an invaluable voice in shaping our party’s future” as his right-hand and applauded his choice to run for the state’s top law enforcement position.

“I have come to know Keith as someone who is passionate about finding every possible way to help the greatest number of Americans achieve a better quality of life,” Perez said in a statement. “And I have witnessed that passion in every single decision he has made, including whether to continue the fight in Congress or to run and serve as Minnesota’s chief law enforcement official.”

Ellison decided to run for the position of Minnesota Attorney General after Lori Swanson, the incumbent announced her plans to run for Governor of Minnesota. When he announced his candidacy on June 5, 2018, Ellison, who is a Muslim, said that he wants to become Attorney General so that he can influence immigration reform, among other issues, taking a jab at President Trump in his official statement. “No one, not even a President, is above the law. From immigration reform to protecting our air and water, it has never been more important to have a leader as Attorney General who can stand up against threats to our neighbors’ health or freedoms,” Ellison said.

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