MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story.
The story with the comments from Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the conservative Center of the American Experiment, was published Thursday and examined the resistance to refugee resettlement in St. Cloud, Minnesota.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 2,424 Cases, 3 Deaths Reported Friday
The Star Tribune reports that Crockett has been placed on an unpaid 30-day disciplinary suspension and the center said in a statement that her comments do not reflect its “views and values.”
Crockett told the New York Times reporter that she plans to challenge the resettlement program in court.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot On Downtown St. Paul LRT Platform; 2 Others Killed In Separate Shootings
She was quoted as saying: “I think of America, the great assimilator, as a rubber band, but with this – we’re at the breaking point. These aren’t people coming from Norway, let’s put it that way. These people are very visible.”
Crockett has since apologized for the comments.MORE NEWS: Jackie Young Scores 25 For Aces In 93-87 Win Over Lynx
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