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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. The Democrats’ newly appointed deputy national chairman says his party needs to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House. Ellison spoke Saturday, March 25, 2017, at a New Hampshire state party gathering a month after narrowly losing the chairmanship to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

A now-deleted Minnesota GOP Facebook post labeled Keith Ellison a 'Muslim goat humper'


Minnesota Republicans and Democrats have both condemned an anti-Muslim Facebook post about Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) that appeared on the page of Minnesota's 7th Congressional District Republican Party on Monday before being deleted, the New York Daily News reported.  

The post showed Ellison wearing camouflage hunting gear posing near a turkey and says that Ellison is an “anti-Semite, anti-white, racist and fascist American.”

The post also refers to Ellison as a "Muslim goat humper." 

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The post has been taken down off the party's page. 

Jennifer Carnahan, the chair of Minnesota's Republican Party, condemned the post. "The recent 7th Congressional District Republican Facebook post is repugnant hate speech and in no way reflects the values of the Minnesota Republican Party, or the 7th Congressional District Republicans," she said.

The district announced that the person responsible for the post had his or her Facebook administrator privileges revoked and immediately resigned. 

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chair Ken Martin also condemned the content of the post. 

“The ignorance and bigotry displayed in this post is staggering and disheartening. Americans across the country have witnessed a disturbing increase in this type of threatening behavior and fear-mongering since the election of Donald Trump, and now it seems the Minnesota Republican Party is embracing it all too much,” he said in a statement.

Ellison thanked Martin for his words in a Tweet. 

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