Omar Posts Photo Praising Ellison Despite Domestic Violence Allegations

Mike Brest | Reporter

Freshman Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar posted a photo to Twitter on Tuesday praising her predecessor, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, despite the allegations of domestic violence against him.

She tweeted that Ellison “left me big shoes to fill as a fearless progressive and the first Muslim in Congress. MN is lucky to have an Attorney General who will defend civil and voting rights, and protect consumers from predatory corporations.”

Ellison’s ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan accused him of domestic violence and alleged that there was a video proving it. She said that she would not release the video, though, explaining that she was exposed in it. (RELATED: DNC Finally Breaks Silence On Ellison Allegations. Here’s What It Said)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) waits to speak during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol in opposition to the involvement of U.S. military forces in Syria March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 21: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) waits to speak during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol in opposition to the involvement of U.S. military forces in Syria March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Her refusal to produce the video led Minnesota attorney Susan Ellingstad “to conclude that the allegation is unsubstantiated,” according to her report.

“An allegation standing alone is not necessarily sufficient to conclude that conduct occurred, particularly where the accusing party declines to produce supporting evidence that she herself asserts exists,” Ellingstad wrote. “She has thus repeatedly placed the existence of the video front and center to her allegations, but then has refused to disclose it.”

Despite the allegations, Ellison beat Republican Doug Wardlow in November to become Minnesota’s attorney general.

Omar’s office did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for a comment.

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