MN DFL party calls for the expulsion of Fischbach

Featured photo: Michelle Fischbach and Donald Trump during Bemidji’s September rally. 

Minnesota’s DFL party is calling on Congress to expel newly elected Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh District Michelle Fischbach, as well as recently re-elected Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

The two out of four Minnesota Republicans that partially make up the state’s congressional delegation joined 119 other U.S. Representatives and six Senators who objected to the results of the 2020 election, after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a group of Trump supporters.

Several more members planned to object but withdrew them after the siege.

“At the core of any democracy is the agreement to resolve political differences through the ballot box, rather than the use of violence,” said DFL Party Chair Ken Martin.

“By perpetuating the false notion that the former is no longer possible, Representatives Hagedorn and Fischbach have made the latter inevitable.”

Fischbach represents the City of Bemidji and the western part of Beltrami County, as well as all of Clearwater County.

During the 2020 election, Beltrami County leaned toward Democrat Collin Peterson for the seat, even though the county leaned toward Donald Trump in the presidential race.

Clearwater County leaned heavily toward both Fischbach and Trump.

Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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