House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeffrey Hayden met with reporters Friday to discuss legislative developments of the week.
While DFL leaders Jeffrey Hayden and Erin Murphy talked with reporters, GOP leaders Kurt Daudt and David Hann waited with staffers Susan Closmore and Brad Biers in the back of the room waiting their turn to speak.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."