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MN Senator Tina Smith "The thing to know about January 6th is that it wasn’t a one time attack."

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Flooding in NE MN

"This is an ongoing campaign by Trump and Republican enablers to attack our election system and democracy." Senator Tina Smith via Twitter 6/8/22

Senator Tina Smith was back with us on KAXE/KBXE this morning to talk about some big issues.

She addressed tonight's House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

She told us

I think we're gonna be hearing more details - things that we haven't heard before about what happened on January 6th. I think what we should be watching and listening for here is really how our constitutional democracy came close to collapsing on January 6th and also how the threat isn't over.

We even have running for statewide office in Minnesota today - extreme Republican politicians who continue to tell the big lie that the elections were stolen in 2020. So this is important for us to pay attention to. It's not something that happened a couple of years ago, and we need to move on. It is, important for us to understand what the ongoing threat is.

Senator Smith also addressed gun violence and Congressional response, funding for veterans exposed to radiation and flooding in NE MN.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.