PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Jim Schultz, Republican nominee for Minnesota Attorney General, today issued the following statement in response to news that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, one of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s lead supporters, is again accused of retaliating against a long-time prosecutor in his office. The new lawsuit claims Freeman is violating the terms of a previous settlement agreement reached earlier this year related to allegations that Freeman engaged in sex discrimination and retaliation in his office.
“It is past time for Mike Freeman to resign. With multiple allegations of sex discrimination and retaliation, he can no longer effectively lead his office. And I call upon Keith Ellison to put aside his close friendship with Mike Freeman and join with me in calling for Mr. Freeman to step aside.”