DOUBLE STANDARD: Democrat Silence In Keith Ellison Scandal Is Deafening

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is undergoing his seventh FBI investigation after claims of sexual misconduct surfaced against him over the past couple weeks.

While the allegations dated back more than three decades and were known by Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein for months (since July), they were only recently leaked to the media (though Feinstein’s office denies being the ones who leaked the allegations).

So, despite no other evidence of the alleged conduct and no corroborating evidence, Kavanaugh is being subject to an investigation.

Ellison, who is not seeking re-election to the legislative body and is running to be Minnesota’s next Attorney General, is facing allegations of physically beating his ex-girlfriend.

From a Washington Examiner op-ed:

Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Kim Monahan, has claimed Ellison subjected her to emotional abuse and occasionally became physically abusive. He has denied these claims, but they aren’t going away.

The Hill reports the Republican Senate nominee in Minnesota, Karin Housley, called for an “immediate” state investigation into the allegations against Ellison. Housley believes the allegations “raise significant doubts about Keith Ellison’s fitness to serve as Minnesota’s chief legal officer.”

Housely is fighting an uphill battle, though. Democrats are not only determined to clear him of these allegations, but to support his run for attorney general. The Democratic Party in Minnesota, known as the DFL, hired an attorney, Susan Ellingstand, to investigate the abuse claims. The AP reports that Ellingstand found the allegation unsubstantiated, according to her findings.


It’s unclear why Ellison has remained relatively unscathed, despite allegations of abuse, and continues to run for Minnesota attorney general — while the attempt to eviscerate Kavanaugh continues with unmitigated zeal both among Democrats and the mainstream media. The double standard is clearly ideological, and is not only bizarre but frankly unfair both to the women who allege abuse on either side, and the men who are enduring allegations.

So, why aren’t Democrats calling for an investigation in the controversy surrounding Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison? Why aren’t they suggesting the victim should be believed? Why aren’t they making a national issue over the allegations? Why aren’t Democrats saying the Minnesotan people should not have an AG who has been accused of such conduct as they are with Kavanaugh?

As the Western Journal reports, Ellison’s own lawyer said the allegation without corroborating evidence should be rejected without question:

As reported by The Western Journal, the investigation into allegations from Karen Monahan was conducted by Susan Ellingstad, a partner in the same law firm as the state Democratic Party’s attorney. Ellison is the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general.

Ellison has been accused by Monahan of physically and verbally abusing her during their relationship. Ellison has admitted to the relationship but denied any abuse. The accusations against Ellison first surfaced in August.

Ellingstad said that because Monahan has said there is a video showing the abuse, but because she would not release it, her claims are therefore invalid.

An allegation standing alone is not necessarily sufficient to conclude that conduct occurred, particularly where the accusing party declines to produce supporting evidence that she herself asserts exists,” Ellingstad wrote, according to the Associated Press.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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