D.C. Daily: Democrats break silence on domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison

Posted: 11:19 AM, Sep 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-23 18:19:58Z

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Democrats Sunday broke their silence on domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison.

The seal of silence was broken by Senator Mazie Hirono on CNN ’s State of the Union. “As far as Keith Ellison, these allegations need to be investigated and appropriate action taken,” Hirono said.

That answer came after Hirono was asked whether or not “concern about Kavanaugh and Professor Ford be more credible if Democrats were also condemning similar charges against Democrats in their midst, including Congressman Ellison?”

Allegations surfaced in August when the son of Ellison’s ex-girlfriend said the congressman abused his mother throughout the course of the relationship.

Austin Monahan says he found a video on his mother’s computer showing that Allison forcefully tried to drag his mother out of bed while screaming profanity.

Ellison has since denied the allegations.

First test of nationwide 'Presidential Alert' system for cellphones set for Oct. 3

(ABC) -- The federal government is set to conduct the first-ever test of a nationwide system to send emergency alerts to almost all cellphones in the country on October 3.

The "Presidential Alert" system uses the same wireless alerts smartphone users receive on AMBER alerts or severe weather warnings but allows the president, or another authorized official, to send simultaneous warnings to almost every smartphone in the country at the same time.

FEMA officials said that, unlike AMBER alerts or weather warnings that are sent to people in a specific area, the "Presidential Alert" would be triggered if the president, or another authorized official, decides there is "public peril" that merits a national notification.


Bloomberg says he's undecided on 2020 Washington

(CNN) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" he might move to run for president after the midterm elections this year.

"Right now I'm only focused on the midterms," Bloomberg said. "I believe that the Republicans have not done what they should have done in terms of providing some counterbalance to the executive branch."

He went on to add, "Afterwards, you take a look at it."