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DFL Condemns MNGOP for Drafting Letter Supporting Defendants in January 6 Attack


ST PAUL – The Minnesota DFL released the following statement after the Minnesota GOP confirmed that they are drafting a letter in support of the defendants who have been criminally charged for the crimes they committed during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


“The Minnesota GOP’s shameless embrace of the violent criminals that attacked our democracy on January 6 shows just how low their party has sunk,” said DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin. “By supporting these defendants – whose violence led to the deaths of several police officers – the Minnesota GOP has completely abandoned the mainstream. The Minnesota DFL believes that no one is above the law, while the Minnesota GOP believes that political violence is okay as long as it’s done in the name of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.”