Minnesota GOP Chair Says she Faced Racism from Party Leaders

Minnesota GOP Chair Says she Faced Racism from Party Leaders Photo: Republican Party of Minnesota

June 23, 2018 12:36 PM

Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans and Democrats.

Carnahan posted on her personal Facebook page on Friday that some party leaders around the state have called her "a stupid Asian not even born in America" and used racial slurs. Carnahan was born in South Korea and adopted by Minnesota parents.

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Carnahan said on Facebook that she receives hate-filled email and social media messages on a daily basis. She wrote that she was confronted at President Donald Trump's rally in Duluth this past week, where she said she was told she is "disgusting." She said she has received emails telling her she is "not worth a penny" and should "crawl back into a hole and stay there," and that she deserves to make less money than her male predecessors.

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