Brand calls for Akland’s resignation after attending ‘Storm the Capitol’ rally

Trump backers rally at Minnesota Capitol against Biden win

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Jeff Brand, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is calling for the immediate resignation of incoming House member Susan Akland.

In a post on Facebook, Brand cited a Tweet by Star Tribune video journalist Mark Vancleave that highlighted GOP House members who were in attendance at the “Storm the Capitol” rally in St. Paul.

Jeff Brand, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 19A, called for the immediate resignation of incoming House member Susan Akland Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in a Facebook post after Akland had attended the "Storm the Capitol" rally in St. Paul, Minn.
Jeff Brand, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 19A, called for the immediate resignation of incoming House member Susan Akland Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in a Facebook post after Akland had attended the "Storm the Capitol" rally in St. Paul, Minn. (Source: Facebook/Jeff Brand for House District 19A)

Brand highlighted the language that was used at the rally where one unidentified speaker said “we are at the threshold of a Civil War — we need to purge. We need to pull the weeds.”

Akland, who defeated Brand to represent House District 19A in November’s election, has not yet been sworn in as a member of the Minnesota House.

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