Jensen Doubles Down on Anti-Semitic Comments

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Jensen: “This Is How I Think”

Scott Jensen is not backing down from his anti-semitic comments that compared the rise of Nazi Germany to COVID public health policies. Despite overwhelming criticism from Minnesota Jewish community organizations and leaders, Jensen stood by the comments calling them “a legitimate comparison,” and saying, “this is how I think,”

Speaking at an event hosted by a COVID-19 conspiracy group in April, Jensen suggested that Minnesota’s public health policies were a repeat of Nazism, saying, “If you look at the 1930’s and you look at it carefully, we could see something’s happening. Little things that people chose to push aside. ‘It’s going to be okay.’ And then the little things grew into something bigger. Then there was a night called Kristallnacht. The night of the breaking glass.”

Jensen’s comments equating Nazi Germany to COVID-19 policies add to a long string of offensive and extreme remarks by Jensen and his running mate. Jensen said he’d ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest because “you don’t necessarily have the chance to prove that.” His running mate compared abortion to slavery, and is also already spreading conspiracy theories that the 2022 election will be stolen.

DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy said, “Jensen should have immediately apologized for these offensive comments. Instead, he’s doubling down and defending his blatant antisemitism. If this really is how Jensen ‘thinks,’ he’s wrong for Minnesota.”