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DFL Party Statement on Tom Emmer Backing An Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Presidential Election


Today, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on Congressman Tom Emmer’s decision to sign onto an amicus brief supporting the Texas Attorney General’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election:

“It is appalling that Congressman Tom Emmer would sign onto a lawsuit whose goal is to invalidate the votes of millions of Americans. By supporting this lawsuit, Emmer is working to override the decision of American voters and return a losing presidential candidate to the White House for an illegitimate second term.

“Tom Emmer and numerous other Republican Congressmen and Attorneys General are attempting the closest thing to a coup that our republic has seen in living memory. I am deeply concerned about the damage being wrought by Emmer’s efforts to persuade the American people that our elections and, by extension, the United States government are illegitimate.

“While President-elect Biden is working hard to bring the American people together, Republican leaders are more determined than ever to tear our nation apart. At a time when our nation needs to turn its attention to the pandemic killing our friends and family, the Republicans want to relitigate one of the most decisive presidential elections in modern history. It is shameful and a painful reminder that the Republicans only care about their own self-preservation and power not doing the work of helping those most in need during our darkest hour.”