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Schultz Calls on Ellison to Reject Special Prosecutor Role for Line 3 Protestors

 


PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Today, Jim Schultz, the Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, is calling on Attorney General Keith Ellison to publicly reject the request to be appointed special prosecutor on cases involving Line 3 protestors. As the more than 900 people who were arrested during the protests are being held accountable via the judicial process, the protestors are asking Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to appoint Ellison as a special prosecutor for “the most egregious cases.” In a letter to Ellison today, Schultz said Ellison must reject the request and instead support local prosecutors and members of law enforcement who are working to hold people accountable for their actions.

"Hundreds of people were arrested during violent protests that attempted to stop work to replace the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Now these protestors—many of whom are associated with Honor the Earth and left-wing extremist Winona LaDuke—are requesting Keith Ellison be appointed special prosecutor in the 'most egregious cases,' clearly in hopes of increasing their chances of having their criminal charges reduced or dropped. Keith Ellison must publicly reject this request and instead support local prosecutors and members of law enforcement who are working to hold people accountable for their actions," said Schultz.

"With the significance and severity of what has happened, Minnesotans deserve to know if Keith Ellison will stand with law enforcement to uphold the rule of law and hold individuals accountable or, on the contrary, believes violent protests are acceptable and stand with individuals charged with violent crime," concluded Schultz.

About Jim Schultz:

Jim Schultz, a fifth-generation Minnesotan, grew up in the small town of South Haven, Minnesota. His first job was in middle school as a corn detasseler in the fields of Stearns County. From there, he worked as a dishwasher and as a farmhand throughout high school before attending St. Thomas for college. Jim then graduated from Harvard Law School before moving back to the Midwest to begin his career as an attorney in the private sector. Jim currently serves on the board of The Front Line Foundation, a nonprofit supporting police and other first responders. Jim and his wife live in the west metro and are the proud parents of three beautiful little girls. For more information, please visit https://JimForMNAG.com/.

 

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