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Hoffman appears before ethics committee

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Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, is in the hot seat today.

The freshman senator is appearing today in front of an ethics committee for a complaint filed against her on May 20 on allegations that she tweeted a comment made by Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, out of context.

The complaint was filed by Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope.

Hoffman tweeted around 7:30 p.m. May 18 that Goodwin used derogatory names when referring to people with mental illnesses.

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