DNC Deputy Chairman Goes After Work Requirements For Food Stamps

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Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Keith Ellison mocked the idea of requiring proof of work status for food stamp eligibility.


“Our success will turn on whether somebody gets to develop their mind and seek higher education, get a retirement benefit, survive, eat — all these things,” Ellison said.

Ellison addressed a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) convention, which lasted from June 1st — 3rd, during which he stated, “You know they want to make you have to have a work requirement just to be able to get food stamps nowadays.”

He elaborated, “This is the mentality of the people we’re talking about.”

The deputy DNC chair has recently elaborated on other topics, such as claiming women are “dying” because Democrats are losing elections and that Republicans fostering Bible studies in jails are costing Democrats votes in Minnesota. (RELATED: Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win)

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