Rep. Green criticized for comments made during Hubbard County Board meeting

State Representative Steve Green (R-Fosston) is being criticized for comments made during a meeting with the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners last week.

The Park Rapids Enterprise quoted Green, who spoke on a variety of other legislative issues, and also weighed in on talk of “defunding the police” in the wake of George Floyd’s Memorial Day death in Minneapolis Police custody.

Green reportedly said antifa and Muslim organizations plan to “police Minneapolis under Muslim rule,” and that in his opinion, “communism is moving into Minneapolis and St. Paul.”

The Minnesota Chapter of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the state’s top Republican lawmakers to condemn the comments.

“The hate-filled rhetoric promoted by Representative Green is further evidence that we all need to stand in continued solidarity against racism, Islamophobia and white supremacy,” said CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein in a statement.

“These bigoted views demonstrate Mr. Green’s inability to represent and to serve all people equally.”


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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