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.
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.