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Should Criminals Be Allowed to Hold Office?

Should Criminals Be Allowed to Hold Office?

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When it comes to the question of whether criminals should be allowed to hold office, the case of Minnesota Democratic state senator, Nicole Mitchell, should serve as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding integrity in public service.

Mitchell, a 49-year-old public servant, was apprehended by police on burglary charges just this Monday. The incident occurred at a residence in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where Mitchell was found lurking in the basement, dressed in all black.

The house, it turns out, belongs to her stepmother who now has a restraining order against Mitchell. The Senator stands accused of attempting to steal family photographs, a flannel shirt, and some ashes. Her lame excuse for her actions? She claims she was simply trying to retrieve a few of her father’s belongings.

What makes this incident even more concerning is that Mitchell was first elected to office in 2022 – a mere blink of an eye ago. Her arrest and subsequent release on her own recognizance, post her court appearance, raises serious questions about the standards we should expect from our public officials.

Democrats, who have a slender one-seat majority in the Minnesota Senate, are reportedly ‘aware of the situation’. Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy has described the allegations as ‘upsetting’, while Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson has called for Mitchell’s resignation.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Herman Pierce

    April 27, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    ALL POLITICIANS ARE CRIMINALS THEY LIE STEEL CHEAT AND GET RICH BY KNOWING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SO THEY CAN BUY STOCK IN COMPANIES BEFORE THEY GET THE CONTRACTS.IF WE AS CITIZENS DID THAT WE WOULD GO TO JAIL.THE SORT OF IT YOU JUST AS WELL PUT A CROOK IN TO BEGIN WITH INSTEAD OF CORRUPTING A GOOD MAN

    • betty A Wolfe

      May 1, 2024 at 2:38 pm

      Bea Wolfe

      You are right. They will pay for their crimes someday. We have a terrible Congress and Senate. I believe men and some women run for office to get rich. Go to “Open the Books” and find out just how much all of them get and what organization owns them.
      I happen to see how Congress men and women live. They all have over million dollar homes and land with it, you name it they have it on our money.

      Congress nor the Senate is spotting Biden and Obama and his Gange.

  2. Mike Diggs

    April 28, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    There’s a literal treasure chest for members of Congress to pay off victims for non disclosure agreements and fines. We’d have to start all over, which isn’t a bad thing now that I think about it

  3. Good Luck

    April 28, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Criminals are already in office, Biden , Pelosi, Schiff. Newsom. Schumer, Clinton.

    • Don

      May 11, 2024 at 9:36 am

      Yep

  4. Joseph H Parker

    April 28, 2024 at 9:47 pm

    it’s truly sickening that some trump supporters would still back him even after he is found guilty in the trial he is in right now.

    • Gunny Gil

      April 29, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      Not to say Trump is anything near Christ, but Christ was also convicted of crimes he did not commit. Criminals hilding office? It depends on the charge and the case that was broguht against them and by whom. For instance many persons in Germnay were convicted and executed for being against Adolf and his Nazi regime just like the Obama/Biden regime

    • Don

      May 11, 2024 at 9:38 am

      Nope those who are sick are the liberal commiecrats like you who’ve been indoctrinated your whole life.

  5. prentice h dawkins

    April 29, 2024 at 3:23 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen; The foundation of all Human freedom is the right to be stupid and some of us take full advantage of it. Concerning Nicole in the basement dressed in black , She needs to be undergoing a stringent investigation , because this is not the first time for her. About Mr Trump I would buy a used car from Him, not so Biden or any of the Democrats in public office.

  6. Jerry C.

    April 29, 2024 at 3:31 am

    It would depend entirely on their crime. Committing certain crimes should preclude one from public office while others should have no bearing at all on one’s suitability.

  7. Elaine

    April 29, 2024 at 7:54 am

    If you vote yes and Trump if convicted in New York would you agree he should not be allowed to run for office? There are very few instances where the answer is so black and white. I think there is a lot more to the story about Nicole.

  8. Ronno

    April 30, 2024 at 6:41 am

    They already hold office. Trouble is getting rid of them.

  9. Mark Smith

    May 3, 2024 at 7:28 am

    Yet the ENTIRE DemonRat party is still in office, they all need to be removed along with a LOT of RINO’S

  10. axel kueter

    May 5, 2024 at 7:09 am

    Gangsters like Trump and his corrupt family should not be allowed to have any political jobs, never. Jail them

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