Minnesota Senate Candidate Calls For Investigation of Keith Ellison

Karin Housley, the Minnesota Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has requested an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse against Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison.

Ellison has denied the accusation by his former girlfriend and asked the House Ethics Committee to launch a probe. Minnesota’s Democratic Party has also commissioned an investigation, but Housley warned of likely delays and has called for more immediate action by the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General.

“These are serious, recent and substantiated allegations that deserve immediate attention and raise significant doubts about Keith Ellison’s fitness to serve as Minnesota’s chief legal officer,” she said in a statement.