SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Sauk Rapids resident Destiny Dusosky filed a lawsuit today in Ramsey County District Court after being adversely affected by Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach’s unconstitutional attempt to hold the offices of lieutenant governor and senator simultaneously. Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, released the following statement in response:
“An attempt to hold offices in both the legislative and executive branches at the same time is a clear violation of the separation of powers. I commend Ms. Dusosky for helping the people of Minnesota get a clear answer from the courts on this obvious conflict of interest. Without Lt. Gov. Fischbach’s resignation, Senate votes could be called into question. The constituents in Senate District 13 deserve better.
“I asked the lieutenant governor to consider resigning from the Senate in my Jan. 3 letter, which presented Lt. Gov. Fischbach an opportunity to do the right thing for the people in her district. I have yet to receive a response to my letter.”