A familiar name is considering running for governor of Minnesota in the wake of the recent unrest in Minneapolis. Mike Lindell, founder and CEO of MyPillow, is looking at his options.
Lindell said his reason for running is the poor response that Minnesota’s leaders have had after the death of George Floyd and the riots that followed. “If God has me do it, I will do it,” he said. “I just see things that are so poorly run, and they could be done a lot better. It might come down to, ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself.’”
The Minneapolis police officer behind George Floyd’s death should have been immediately arrested, Lindell said. According to Minnesota law, a suspect can be detained for up to 48 hours before facing charges. “There are bad people in all walks of life, including police,” he said.
He also addressed the “very poor leadership” of Mayor Jacob Frey, state Attorney General Keith Ellison and Gov. Tim Walz in preparing for the violent riots following George Floyd’s death.
“It’s sad, because I think our leadership could have been a lot more prepared,” Lindell said. “Prepare on a big scale; better to have too many than too few,” he said, speaking of the National Guard.
Lindell’s run for Minnesota governor would have President Trump’s backing, and he has encouraged him to run, “Politico” reported. Lindell participated in a White House news conference in March with the president and CEOs of several companies who were helping the nation fight COVID-19. Lindell also called for Americans to turn to God for strength and perseverance during the pandemic.
“I encourage you to use this time at home to get back into the word, to read our Bibles and spend time with our families,” he said. “With our great president, vice president and this administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that’s stronger and safer than ever.”
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice