Keith Ellison, the DNC's second-in-command has resigned. This news comes after him being elected to Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday and amidst abuse allegations against him by a former girlfriend.
DNC Chair Tom Perez sent out this memo ignoring claims by Ellison's accuser. Karen Monahan claims to have been smeared, threatened and isolated from the Democratic Party.
FROM THE CHAIR'S OFFICE
Dear Fellow DNC Member,
Today, Deputy Chair Ellison offered me his resignation from the DNC in order to focus on his new job as attorney general of Minnesota, and I have accepted it. Keith's decision means Minnesotans will have a full-time champion fighting for affordable health care, a fair economy, and opportunity for all. His tireless service as deputy chair enabled us to make substantial progress in rebuilding our party and rebuilding trust with our grassroots. I look forward to witnessing him fight day in and day out for the people of Minnesota.
Tom Perez Chair Democratic National Committee