Friday 5: June 2, 2017

Kathy Griffin, Governor Dayton's veto, and more! 



1. Too far.

Comedian Kathy Griffin came under fire this week after she participated in a photoshoot that included her holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Trump. Griffin has issued an apology, but not before she was fired from CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve Program, which she has hosted for nearly a decade. Read more here.

2. My way or the highway.

Tuesday afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton line-item vetoed the state legislature’s own funding, which would disrespect Minnesota’s separation of powers and completely defund the entire legislative branch until “lawmakers agree to a few preconditions.” Questions have been raised by Republican leader’s over the constitutionality of the Governor’s actions. Read more here.  


This Saturday (6/3), the MN Young Republicans are teaming up with the Republican Party of Wisconsin to make phone calls in support of Governor Scott Walker’s budget. You can phone from home OR stop by our event in Bloomington 2-6pm to hang out with your favorite Young Republicans and help our GOP neighbors! RSVP here or email if you want to phone from home.

4. Rebecca Otto not tired of losing yet.

State Auditor Rebecca Otto plans to appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected her lawsuit which sought to overturn a 2015 state law that she believed undercut the power of her office. The law allows counties to hire private auditing firms over the state auditor’s office. Read more here.

5. America first. 

 President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord since it unfairly imposes “unfair environmental standards on American businesses and workers”. Trump went on to say that he “was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Read more here.