Keith Ellison, the first elected Muslim Congressman, just won his primary for Minnesota Attorney General despite some serious allegations being levied by his ex-girlfriend this week.
The congressman and vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had been considered the front-runner when he announced in June that he’d leave Congress to run for attorney general.
But the race was upended after the son of Ellison’s ex-girlfriend posted on Facebook that he watched a video in which Ellison dragged his mother, Karen, off a bed and shouted profanities at her. Karen Monahan appeared to back up her son’s account, tweeting that Ellison knows “you did that to me.”
However, Ellison has denied the accusations, saying that the video doesn’t exist because the incident never occurred.