Conservatives are complaining the Ellison sexual misconduct story has been buried…
Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh is ricocheting back on a Democrat who has faced his own allegations but, ostensibly, has nothing to do with the Supreme Court fight: Rep. Keith Ellison, the candidate for Minnesota attorney general and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Led by opinion hosts on Fox News, conservative figures looking to call out liberal hypocrisy have seized on accusations by Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan that he emotionally abused her and, during a 2016 argument, yelled profanities at her and dragged her off a bed.
They claim that the national press, while giving ‘round the clock coverage to an allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when they were both in high school, has ignored Monahan’s more recent claims about Ellison — and so, they argue, has the Democratic Party.
“Guess what? Prominent Democrats line up in support, believe Kavanaugh’s accuser,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity said on his show Thursday night. “You’re hard-pressed to find any Democrats standing behind Ellison’s ex-girlfriend. That proves it’s politics.”
The allegations have gotten ample coverage in local media, including this week, when Monahan posted a medical document on social media showing she told a doctor in 2017 about alleged emotional and physical abuse. Ellison has denied the accusations against him….
Ellison is leading in the Minnesota AG race …..41% to 36% with 18% undecided in a recent