On January 3, 2018, Minnesota’s newly elected Attorney General, Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Party, accused domestic abuser, and former US Congressman Keith Ellison (D), tweeted a photo of himself holding an Antifa handbook. Ellison tweeted:
Conservative author and Hoover Institution fellow, Paul Sperry, tweeted a link to a NY Post article explaining the Ellison tweet, saying Ellison has removed the 2018 tweet.
Why would Minnesota’s top cop delete a tweet that suggested Antifa, who many are blaming for the riots in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, would “strike fear in the heart of Trump?”
BREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has removed 2018 tweet w photo of himself holding up and endorsing the "Antifa Handbook," a "book that strike [sic] fear in the heart of Trump." Antifa's been blamed for stoking Minneapolis riots,vandalismhttps://t.co/KiVDGMFBQc
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 29, 2020
In 2018, after the Ellison tweet was discovered, the New York Post wrote: Maybe the Democratic Party’s No. 2 was just joking about Antifa violence. Or maybe he supports it. Ellison, who spent years defending the odious Louis Farrakhan, is a radical who gains from that polarization.
Was Ellison making some sort of veiled threat about Antifa and President Trump?
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison addressed the death of George Floyd. Listen, as he talks about “deep systemic change” that is necessary for the MN police force to make.
What we’re dealing with is not an isolated case. We’re dealing with a systemic problem…the state needs permanent, deep systemic change. pic.twitter.com/QMe1OKNRKm
— Attorney General Keith Ellison (@AGEllison) May 27, 2020
Minnesota’s radical Democrat AG Keith Ellison, without any evidence, also tweeted a video that was removed from YouTube featuring a photo of an MN police officer that many on the left have been circulating around Twitter, as part of an unverified conspiracy theory that he was the masked man who started the riots in Minneapolis. Although the video has been removed from Youtube for violating their terms, it still remains on the AG’s Twitter account.
This man doesn’t look like any civil rights protestor I have ever seen. Looks like a provocateur. Can anyone ID him? “Suspicious Man Breaks Window & Starts Minneapolis Riots” – YouTube https://t.co/e1lNAabWcb
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) May 28, 2020
The tweet below shows the image of the MN police officer being blamed for breaking the windows of the auto parts store that started the riots. The unfounded rumor was being spread by the left on Twitter. If the police officer they’re accusing (allegedly based on an ex-wife’s testimony) is harmed, AG Ellison should be held responsible for tweeting the video accusing him of starting the Minneapolis riots.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the most radical members of our United States Congress, won Ellison’s seat that he vacated in the 2018 election.