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MN Attorney General comments on riot preparations

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DULUTH, MN-- Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison commented on the state's preparations for possible riots next week on inauguration day.

The interview aired Tuesday morning on CNN.

Ellison cited the riots last Wednesday as very concerning. He said the people who plan to riot and can't make it to Washington next week, will make their point made locally.

Ellison said what happened last week at the Minnesota Capitol and Governor's home is an example of that.

You'll remember, a mob of rioters bull-horned Governor Tim Walz's home.

They vocally made threats chanting things like, "We are going to come for you." and "We are going to do things we don't want to do."

Walz and his family were eventually evacuated from the Governor's mansion.

Ellison also referenced the threats to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month as another reason as to why the state is not letting their guard down come next week.

"We're coordinating with your federal attorneys and preparing and making sure that these insurrections, that these lawless individuals are not able to sway. We're stepping up, coordinating, and preparing. I think we'll be ready," said Ellison.

As of Tuesday, fencing and barricades are already being put up around the Minnesota Capitol.

Ellison was also asked about moving forward with impeaching President Donald Trump after last week's unrest.

He said it would be a signal to the American people that these actions are not tolerated.

John Cardinale

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