DFL Statement on Scott Jensen’s GOP Convention Victory
Today, Saturday May 14, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement after Republican Party of Minnesota endorsed far-right candidate for Governor Scott Jensen:
“Minnesota Republicans have chosen the most extreme and dangerous candidate to lead their party in the fall,” said Martin. “In the past two weeks alone, Scott Jensen has promised to ban abortions for rape victims and throw one of his political opponents in jail. Minnesotans want their leaders to focus on helping working families, but Scott Jensen is only interested in his far-right political agenda. This fall, voters will have a clear choice between the extremism of Scott Jensen and the responsible leadership of Governor Walz.
Last week, Scott Jensen explicitly stated that if he is successful, abortion will be illegal in Minnesota under almost all circumstances – even for victims of rape and incest. This statement is in line with his commitment to push for a “Outright ban” on abortion.
Jensen also recently suggested prison sentence for Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon citing baseless Big Lie conspiracy theories. Remarks are part of an authority schemerian pulses including brag about getting help from Vladimir Putin and praising Ron DeSantis as a “hero” for retaliation against Disney when they opposed Florida’s “don’t say gay” law.
As a legislator, Jensen wrote an invoice this would have eliminated cost-of-living increases from the Minnesota minimum wage. He also introduced a bill lower the corporate tax rate by 10 percent and was one of four senators who voted against aid for restaurants and small businesses during the pandemic.