A growing number of Democrats say the domestic abuse allegations against Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison should be investigated, and now the House Democrat says he will request a House investigation himself.
Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee and a progressive member of Congress, was accused in August of domestic abuse by his former partner, Karen Monahan, whom he dated and lived with in 2015 and 2016. Ellison, who is currently running for attorney general in Minnesota, has repeatedly denied the allegations.
While he is campaigning in Minnesota, Ellison continues to serve in the House, which has so far not opened an ethics investigation or taken action against him. On Wednesday, in a statement exclusive to BuzzFeed News, Ellison said he will personally ask the House Ethics Committee to investigate the allegations.