In a move that would make Uncle Joe Stalin and Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria proud great-grandparents, the Minnesota social justice warrior non-profit “Wellstone Action!,” purged the Wellstone brothers from it’s board of directors. The organization was founded to carry forward the work of the late Senator Paul Wellstone after his 2002 plane crash death.
Minnesota Public Radio has the scoop on the latest St. Valentine’s Day Massacre progressive leftist style:
Wellstone Action informed David and Mark Wellstone on Wednesday that they would be voted off the governing board in the coming days, following what group leaders described as months of friction. They said the Wellstones have pushed repeatedly to shift focus from training progressive candidates and campaigns to more aggressive issue advocacy following Donald Trump’s election as president.
Co-founder and board member Jeff Blodgett, who was Paul Wellstone’s campaign manager, told The Associated Press the “necessary but sad step” of removing the brothers from the board comes after months of tension. He said the brothers have asked that the group no longer use the family name.
Unconfirmed reports say the Wellstone Brothers are on the same riverboat cruise as another recent DFL non-person, former Senator Al Franken.