Last week, after the collapse of the DFL effort (for now) to ram through a couple of gun control bills (including Rep. Linda Slocum’s gun grab bill, HF 3022), the names of several DFL legislators quietly disappeared from the “jackets” – the cover sheets that accompany the bills and list the signatures of Representatives who are “co-authoring” the bills.
We’ll come back to that.
Honesty Is For Non-Patricians!: We’ve encountered Erin Maye Quade before. Before she was an ultra-left DFLer from Apple Valley, she worked for “The Uptake”, the far-left media outlet. There, she got busted years ago for giggling about her ability to edit video footage to make people appear to say things they hadn’t .
She squeaked into office – where she’s become a fixture in the DFL’s shrill Gang of Four – along with Peggy Flanagan, Jamie Becker-Finn and Ilhan Omar. She’s also married to a “Moms Want Action” paid organizer – so her anti-gun credentials would appear to be solid.
Maybe too solid.
Last week, her name disappeared as a co-author of Slocum’s gun grab bill. When quizzed about it, she responded that her inclusion was a clerical error by House staff.
The DFL Memory Hole: Rob Doar of the MN Gun Owners Caucus went down to the Capitol to resolve the mystery. Was it clerical error?
He shot a video. And unlike the younger Maye, there was no editing involved to get the truth out:
Here’s the signature (reversed from the video):
So many questions, here:
- Why is Erin Maye Quade lying to her constituents?
- Why is she distancing herself – and badly – from Rep. Slocum’s gun grab bill?
- Will the people of Apple Valley put up with this kind of duplicity?
Stay tuned for more.