Democrats get behind U.S. Senate candidate after cultural appropriation debacle


Minot, N.D. — I’ll tell you folks, democracy is never boring.

Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, something else happens.

I didn’t expect the Democratic-NPL’s U.S. Senate endorsement to be all that exciting. Katrina Christiansen announced her candidacy some time ago. When I arrived at the convention, I learned that a man named Andrew Alexis Varvel was campaigning for the job as well.

When Varvel took the stage at the convention, he didn’t make a good impression. He began and finished his remarks to delegates with words in a language he said was a mixture of Mandan and Lakota.

Immediately after he concluded his comments, he was called on the carpet by a group of Native American delegates.

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