Reports of threats against Governor Tim Walz during last Wednesday’s rally at the Minnesota State Capitol prompted a heated exchange between Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt:
Daudt: “Don’t want you to lead people to believe for one second that I condone that behavior. I have denounced it about five times on this call….”
Hortman: “But you have to acknowledge that it occurred. Let’s imagine for moment somebody referred to casualties towards *your* family. And I want to know how warm and fuzzy you’re gonna feel about having a conversation with those people the next day.”
Hortman says she’s investigating because some Republican lawmakers attended the rally.