Minnesota state Democrats are trying hard to pass legislation that would fund a nonprofit group that happens to employ a man who was accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the 1990s.
The outlet described the bill, "HB 2091 would allocate $200,000 to Honor the Earth and other organizations that would be used to curate and display their collections in a Minnesota museum over two years."
Margaret Campbell, the former employee of the organization who filed the lawsuit, was reportedly punished for asking for Dahl to be fired.
Democratic state Rep. Leigh Finke, in a discussion with the state's Legacy Finance Committee, doesn't believe the accusations against Dahl are up for discussion by lawmakers or Minnesota taxpayers.
"That lawsuit is irrelevant," Finke told the committee last Friday.
Even more disturbing is the fact that Finke doubled down on how much she doesn't care about the allegations against Dahl, or the public's reaction.
"I’m embarrassed, I’m upset, I’m angry. This is wrong. This is not what we should have been talking about," Finke added.
"MN Democrats think it is “irrelevant” that a group asking for state tax dollars employed and defended a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor, and allegedly fired an employee who spoke out," Alpha News tweeted.
MN Democrats think it is “irrelevant” that a group asking for state tax dollars employed and defended a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor, and allegedly fired an employee who spoke out. pic.twitter.com/3VrvhEjpJ8
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) March 17, 2023
According to The Washington Free Beacon, legal proceedings indicated that Dahl, while serving as a camp counselor for Native American youth, "probably did have sex" with the 15-year-old teen boy.
The outlet noted:
In a slew of newly revealed court filings, Honor the Earth cofounder Winona LaDuke—a political ally of top Minnesota Democrats such as Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison—acknowledged that the group's community organizer "probably" had sex with a Native American minor as a camp counselor. But LaDuke dismissed the incident, arguing that the organizer, Michael Dahl, engaged in a "consensual" relationship that she was "not to judge."
The group reportedly cut ties with Dahl, but he apparently still appears at various events connected to Honor The Earth.
What in the world is going on in Minnesota these days?