39° and Drizzle at 7:16am in Pine City

Minneapolis Mayor Blasts Republicans At DNC

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am

Tuesday night, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak took shots at Republicans for trying to torpedo President Barrack Obama’s programs instead of helping to solve the nation’s problems.

Rybak spoke Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. He said Republicans “sat on their hands and played politics” during the nation’s economic crash.

Rybak says he was raised Republican. But he said he didn’t “recognize a once-proud party that’s been hijacked by extremists and driven off the flat earth they pretend we’re living on.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Rybak is the only Minnesota Democrat scheduled to address the convention this week. He was one of the first Minnesota leaders to campaign for then-candidate Obama before the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

Comment on this Story

Join the conversation! All fields are required, but your email address will never be published or shared. Your comment will be held for moderation before posting.

*