Hour 1 segment 1: Paul Gazelka is “scared” of the metro area. Saslon reports Mike Lindell recently sold a MyPillow plane to fund Dominion lawsuit. Republican Michelle Benson launches a bid for governor.
Hour 1 segment 2: Paul Gazelka announces he will step down as Senate majority leader as a likely precursor to run for governor. Also why Michele Benson likely won’t have a chance at the GOP nomination.
Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, whether the withdrawal could hurt Biden and Democrats in 2022, Kevin McCarthy threatening phone companies if they cooperate with the 1/6 investigation, Texas’s new extreme anti-abortion law and more.
Hour 2: We spend most the hour highlighting a shocking Minnesota Reformer piece on more misconduct by the Minneapolis Police Department titled, “Jaleel Stallings shot at the MPD; a jury acquitted him of wrongdoing.” Also the MN COVID-19 update.