The DNC Veers Further Left: Meet Keith Ellison
A Left Wing Extremist Appears To Be Democrats’ Answer To A Drubbing Among Working Class Voters
Keith Ellison (D-MN) Announced He Was Running To Be Chairman Of The DNC. “Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Monday formally launched his bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, offering a show of strength by simultaneously releasing the endorsements of 40 elected officials, state party chairmen and labor leaders. ‘Democrats win when we harness the power of everyday people and fight for the issues they care about,’ Ellison said in a statement. ‘It is not enough for Democrats to ask for voters’ support every two years. We must be with them through every lost paycheck, every tuition hike, and every time they are the victim of a hate crime. When voters know what Democrats stand for, we can improve the lives of all Americans.’” (John Wagner, “Keith Ellison Makes DNC Bid Official, Rolls Out 40 Endorsements,” The Washington Post, 11/14/16)
Ellison Supports Strict Regulations On Guns, And Has Called For An End To The Second Amendment
Ellison Said He Wished His Party Would Come Out Against The Second Amendment. BILL MAHER: “Then why doesn’t your party come out against the Second Amendment? It’s the problem.” REP. KEITH ELLISON: “I sure wish they would. I sure wish they would.” MAHER: “Really? Because I never hear anybody in the Democratic party say that. But they say, ‘I am also a strong supporter.’” ELLISON: “You have got to check out the Progressive Caucus. We have come out very strong for common-sense gun safety rules.” (Real Time With Bill Maher, 3/21/14)
In 2015, Ellison Co-Sponsored Legislation That Would Enact A Gun Buyback Program. “The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act expected to be reintroduced next week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro(D-Conn.) would provide gun owners with an incentive to turn in their firearms to local police departments… The legislation would provide up to $2,000 in tax credits for gun owners who voluntarily hand over assault weapons to their local police departments…The co-sponsors include Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and David Cicilline (D-R.I.).” (Tim Devaney, “Bill Would Pay Gun Owners To Hand Over Assault Weapons,” The Hill, 4/6/15)
Ellison Called For A So-Called Assault Weapons Ban. “Democratic Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar have called for banning assault-style weapons and large ammo clips.” (“U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson Opposes New Ban On Assault Weapons,” The Associated Press, 12/19/12)
Ellison Wants To Severely Limit The Amount Of Ammunition Sold. “Keith also believes in limiting the amount of deadly ammunition that guns can hold in a single magazine because there is no justifiable civilian purpose for firing dozens of rounds without stopping.” (Keith Ellison For Congress, Accessed 11/14/16)
As A State Legislator, Ellison Tried To Ban Guns In All Theaters, Convention Centers, And Sports Stadiums. “The new measure, like the old law, would allow stores, churches and businesses to ban guns in their buildings but not in their parking lots. It would not allow city governments to ban guns in their buildings or parks. In the Minnesota House on Wednesday, opponents offered nine changes to the measure, but none passed. Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis, suggested changing it so all theaters, convention centers and sports stadiums would automatically ban guns.” (Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, “Gun Bill Restores ’03 Law,” Pioneer Press, 5/19/05)
Ellison Has Defended A 63 Percent Marginal Tax Rate As “Fair”
In A 2013 Interview, Ellison Defended A 63 Percent Tax Rate As “Fair,” Saying He Thought It Was Fair To Ask Wealthy Individuals “For A Little Bit More Money” To Fund Government Programs. FOX NEWS STUART VARNEY: “And you have made the judgment that 63 percent is fair?
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