STATEMENT ON FUNDING THREATS MADE BY MAJORITY LEADER WINKLER TOWARD BELTRAMI COUNTY
January 9, 2020
CLEARBROOK, MN – State Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, issued the following statement in response to funding threats made by DFL Majority Leader Ryan Winkler over Beltrami County's vote to voice an objection to resettling refugees in the county.
“President Trump empowered counties to have a voice in the decision making process for the federal refugee resettlement program. Tonight, Beltrami County exercised that option and Majority Leader Winkler responded by threatening to cut off state funding because Beltrami County didn’t vote the way he wanted. This is a disturbing and arrogant reaction from Metro Democrats who have no business telling our county commissioners how to vote.”