DFL Party Statement on Senate GOP’s Decision to Oust Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on Minnesota Senate Republicans’ decision to fire Nancy Leppink, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner, during the middle of a pandemic:
“Senate Republicans are once again jeopardizing the health and safety of Minnesotans by playing politics during the middle of a pandemic. Minnesota is faced with the extremely difficult task of getting folks safely back to work as quickly as possible, and Senate Republicans’ surprise decision to fire our state’s Labor and Industry Commissioner will make that so much harder.
“Now more than ever, we need strong voices for the health and safety of working people at the decision-making table. Unfortunately, Republicans fired one of the best advocates for the well-being of working Minnesotans out there. This desperate ambush shows that Republicans would rather score political points than help Minnesotans stay safe and recover from the impact of COVID-19.”