Rep. Keith Ellison easily won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, the Associated Press projected, just hours after the Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations of domestic abuse against Minnesota congressman, who also serves as the party's deputy chair.
In its first statement on the allegations against Ellison, the DNC tells NPR:
The statement comes three days after the son of Karen Monahan, a former Ellison girlfriend, wrote a Facebook post saying he had seen video showing Ellison dragging his mother off her bed by her feet, yelling and cursing at her to get out of his house. Ellison was on the ballot in Minnesota on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for state attorney general.
"These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them. All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously."