Republican candidate for governor Dr. Scott Jensen is standing behind remarks he made comparing COVID-19 guidelines to Nazi activities in the 1930s. Jensen made the remarks at an April Mask Off Minnesota event, making reference to the Holocaust, Kristallnacht, and Nazi Germany. Jensen posted a Facebook video yesterday defending the comparison, saying he won’t be intimidated by “thought police.” Many state and group leaders condemned the remarks, including Jewish Community Action Executive Director Beth Gendler. Governor Walz’s campaign manager issued a statement calling Jensen’s comments “outrageous” and “unacceptable.”
MN GOP Candidate For Governor Stands Behind Remarks Comparing COVID, Nazism
By Ashley Hanley|2022-08-24T05:22:18-05:00August 24th, 2022|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!