The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota says she is asking for the resignation of the person responsible for a state party Facebook post referring to Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison as "Minnesota's head Muslim goat humper."
"The recent 7th Congressional District Republican Facebook post is repugnant hate speech and in no way reflects the values of the Minnesota Republican Party, or the 7th Congressional District Republicans," Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan wrote on Facebook. "I have asked for the immediate resignation of the individual responsible for this action. As chair, I will not tolerate such activity from anyone associated with our party."
Carnahan did not identify the person who posted the image on Facebook.
Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress.
The post — from the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party account — has been deleted. But screenshots of the post were saved and have spread on social media. The post was also targeting Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson.