Minnesota Report

Yesterday, Dana Ferguson hosted the 2021 Forum Conversation with the Legislators. This is an annual event where the Governor and the legislative leaders field questions from the states’ leadership. During, this conversation there was a brightly lit exchange between Republican leaders and DFL leaders where the Republicans sought to create parity between the insurrection at the nations’ Capitol to the civil unrest on the streets of Minneapolis and St Paul. Clearly, the two situations are not in any way shape or form related.

When Donald J  Trump (R) spouts lies, hyperboles and misrepresentations is compared to opportunities who burned down a police precinct and businesses during a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd. In fact, there is a discussion about a connect between the two instances and that is white supremacist groups did both.

It is worthwhile to watch this conversation and see the difference between the two perspectives. Republicans wanting an equal understanding are fundamentally wrong. See what Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-09, Nisswa), House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-31A, Crown) said and the responses of House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-37B, Brooklyn Park), Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) and Senaate Minority Leader Susan Kent (DFL-53, Woodbury) said in response.

2021 Forum Conversation with the Legislators