Non-stop news coverage of Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is dominating the nation.
However, another allegation of abuse by a woman has taken a back seat to headline news.
Minnesota Democrat Representative Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, claims Ellison physically and mentally abused her.
The Star Tribune reports:
The DFL Party’s attempt to find a law enforcement agency willing to investigate a domestic abuse claim against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was mired in uncertainty Wednesday, after the Minneapolis Police Department said it would seek to refer the case to another jurisdiction.
“Due to a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Minneapolis Police Department will not be handling the matter involving Congressman Keith Ellison,” read a police statement. It said the department is in communication with other law enforcement agencies to which it may refer the case. Ellison’s son, Jeremiah Ellison, is a member of the Minneapolis City Council.
The stark difference between the frenzied approach to Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh versus the left turning a blind eye to allegations against Ellison exposes the hypocrisy regarding sexual assault claims.