On Friday, Conservative Review reported that Keith Ellison, the far-left congressman and deputy DNC chairman, is pondering running to become Minnesota's next Attorney General, as sitting AG Lori Swanson will probably be running for governor.
According to Politico, the reasons that Ellison wants to move his career in a different direction is because he is "bored" in Congress and has had clashes with DNC chairman Tom Perez, to whom Ellison finished a close second in the election to become chairman.
However, Ellison has quite a history when it comes to far-leftist and anti-American sentiments. Earlier this month, Ellison sent a tweet out with a picture of him holding a handbook for the violence-embracing Antifa, in order to “strike fear in the heart of” President Trump.
Antifa has been designated by both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a terrorist organization due to their explicit endorsement of violence against political opponents. As their handbook notes, "Fascist violence often necessitates self-defense—although anti-fascists challenge conventional interpretations of self-defense grounded in individualistic personal ethics by legitimating offensive tactics in order to forestall the potential need for literal self-defense down the line."
This is not Ellison's only radical association. He has been linked to the Nation of Islam, led by the anti-Semitic, anti-American Louis Farrakhan. Ellison has also met with Hamas officials and has supported the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel until he ran for DNC chair. In addition, as The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra reported, a prominent Ellison donor, Taher Herzallah, the associate director of outreach and grassroots organizing at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine organization, has called for Israelis to be bombed and has called the State of Israel "a lie."
Ellison has also compared the 9/11 attacks to the infamous Reichstag fire, the 1933 arson attack on the German Parliament which some trace to the rise of Hitler.