It’s been well over a month since the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District, Keith Ellison, was credibly accused of emotional and physical abuse by his former girlfriend, Karen Monahan. Where is the outrage?
The accusations initially came in the form of a Facebook post from Monahan’s son.
“In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a ‘fucking bitch’ and telling her to get the fuck out of his house,” wrote Monahan’s son. “The messages I found, were mixed with him consistently telling my mom he wanted her back, he missed her, he knew he fu**ed up and we wished he could do things different, he would victim shaming, bully her, and threaten her if she went public.”
Monahan then penned a 3,000 word essay describing the abuse at the hands of Ellison and the specific incident that her son referred to in his Facebook post. “He tried to drag me off the bed by my legs and feet, screaming ‘bitch you answer when I am talking to you,” Monahan wrote. “I said take out the trash, your a bad guest’ (even though we were living in the same place). He kept trying to drag me off the bed, telling me to get the fuck out of his house, over and over,” she recalls.
Monahan then sat down for an interview with Jericka Duncan of CBS where she describes the incident again.
“He looked at me, goes ‘Hey you fu**ing hear me?’ And then he looked at me, he goes ‘Bitch, get the f*ck out of my house,’ and he started to drag me off the bed,” Monahan told CBS. Monahan also claims to have video of the altercation however, she has declined to release it due to the emotional damage she believes it would cause her and her overall recovery.
Monahan describes the relationship as a survival of “narcissist abuse” which lead to “complex PTSD” as a result of Ellison’s violent behavior. Prior to Monahan providing the details of her story, Ellison had already denied the allegations. “I’m mortified, absolutely stunned that she would say this,” Ellison said to CBS Minnesota.
So what’s happened since these allegations were brought to light?
Well, Karen Monahan has further corroborated her story of abuse at the hands of Ellison while the media worked hard at keeping the allegations out of his home state’s headlines while he campaigned for his party’s nomination for Minnesota Attorney General. Despite credible claims of domestic abuse, Ellison went on to win his party’s nomination.
For Karen Monahan, things have only gotten worse since Ellison won his party’s nomination for Minnesota Attorney General. On Monday, Monahan tweeted that Democrats have refused to stand by her.
“I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” tweeted Monahan. “I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse,” proclaimed Monahan.
“Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact same story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more,” she wrote. “As I said before, I knew I wouldn’t be believed.”
Monahan also tweeted that coming out with her story was a “huge piece of my healing.” In this tweet, she tagged the Democratic National Committee as well as the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party.
So, where is the outrage? Not only from self-righteous Democrats who are pouncing on the baseless Kavanaugh accusation, but where are congressional Republicans? Are they even investigating the matter? Do they even care? Was there an attempt to silence her with a donation from the slush fund used to pay-off the assault victims of congressional members? I do believe we are still awaiting the public release of a list of congressional members that have used that slush fund at taxpayer expense.
An investigation is being carried out by the DNC however, this is the same DNC that the United States District Court of Southern Florida found to have rigged the 2016 Democratic Primary in favor of Hillary Clinton. Please forgive those who do not hold much stock in this particular investigation, especially since Ellison is the Deputy Chairman of the DNC and has the ability to oversee the investigation into his conduct.
Democrats such as Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have demanded that the FBI investigate the Kavanaugh allegation however, they have never demanded such an investigation into their own Deputy Chairman even though the allegations against him are more contemporaneous.
Karen Monahan currently works as an environmentalist for the Sierra Club, according to ThinkProgress, and is a life-long Democrat. Why do Monahan’s credible accusations get pushed to the backburner while the claims against Kavanaugh “must be litigated immediately?” One would think if Democrats approached women’s #MeToo allegations evenhandedly, then the accusations leveled against Keith Ellison would have demanded litigation prior to the Minnesota AG primary election.
But that did not happen. Instead, Democrats have coordinated their resources to trash a life-long member of the Democratic Party because she had the audacity to accuse a high-ranking Democrat official of what she perceived as domestic abuse.
Monahan later tweeted an image of her grandchild with the caption, “My grand baby deserves a world where human dignity is not a political tool for your parties interest. #metoo.”
Monahan has a great point here.
Democrats have decided to ignore her #MeToo moment since it hurts them politically while pouncing on the Kavanaugh allegation since it has the possibility to help them politically. Democrats seem to be using #MeToo allegations as nothing more than a cudgel to bash political opposition and Karen Monahan is saying it publicly.
Surely she says this at the expense of her political future and allies however, she refuses to back down. She seems to truly believe in something even though she is sacrificing everything. Apparently democrats couldn’t care less, as their deafening silence and alleged threats suggests they are done with her.
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