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Legislative Update from Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

This past week I signed a letter with all 59 members of the Minnesota House Republican Caucus, condemning the violence we saw last week at the U.S. Capitol and any violent rhetoric at the Minnesota State Capitol the same day. 

Republicans have been consistent; we have condemned the violence this past summer by leftist supporters and we condemn any violence at the nation’s capital. Conversely, the Governor and Democrats said very little to condemn the violence this summer and the destruction of property at the state capitol which is the reason we have had a fence around the state capitol since last summer.

 Below is the text of the letter.

We, the undersigned members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, unequivocally condemn the violence and violent rhetoric at the events in Washington D.C. and Saint Paul on January 6.

Those who participated in criminal destruction of property and assaults on our law enforcement officials at the United States Capitol should be arrested and prosecuted, and those who made threats of violence at the rally in Saint Paul should be investigated and held accountable.

We must all come together and affirm that violence, destruction, and threats — no matter the context — should be condemned and have no place in our political process.

You can read the letter here:

To be absolutely clear, violence of any kind is unacceptable, and we must not resort to violence as a means of settling political differences. Let’s commit to each other that civility will be at the forefront of any political disagreements we may have with each other. 

Staying in Touch

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns as it relates to state government. I can be reached at 651-296-4229 or via email at

Have a great day,


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