Gazelka statement on threats to elected officials and state capitols

(ST. PAUL, MN) –  Senator Gazelka released the following statement:

“Today we learned threats against the Governor last week led to an evacuation of the Governor’s residence. We also learned there are threats targeting state capitols across the nation. Threats against elected officials, public or private property are not acceptable. Any threat made to intimidate democracy is reprehensible, no matter who it comes from.  

“That’s why I made comments this morning that we all must ‘lower the tone.’ You may feel angry, or feel you have been wronged, but that is never an excuse for violent language or destructive behavior.”