On Thursday, the Minnesota Republican Party criticized Governor Tim Walz for highlighting the support of former Governor Jesse Ventura, branding him “a well-known radical and conspiracy theorist.”
On Thursday, Ventura, an Independent who despises both Democrats and Republicans, made the unusual decision to support Walz.
Former Navy SEAL Ventura said that fifty years ago, he swore an oath to defend the nation. He declared, “I can’t stand with anyone or any party that can’t denounce the revolt on January 6.”
Walz tweeted, “What an honor! Thrilled to be sponsored by @GovJVentura.” “Thank you, Jesse, for taking the historic step to cast your independent vote for me. I’m devoted to becoming a governor for all Minnesotans, and I’ll work with anyone who is ready to work with me to get things done.”
State Republicans criticized Ventura for his history of promoting unfounded conspiracy theories, like as the notion that 9/11 was a “inside job,” in response to the endorsement.
Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann issued a statement saying, “As a Vietnam veteran, I am shocked that Gov. Tim Walz would seek and promote the endorsement of such a discredited conspiracy theorist.”
“According to Jesse Ventura, the government was responsible for 9/11 and all of the wars that our nation has fought. This endorsement is embarrassing and demonstrates how low on support Walz is at this point in the race. Every military family and the families of 9/11 victims need an apology from Tim Walz.”
Republicans in Minnesota have largely disregarded two recent endorsements from the late President Donald Trump, who circulated unsupported accusations that the 2020 election was “stolen.”