Scott Jensen: “I would try to ban abortion… There is no reason for us to be having abortions going on.”
Jensen has repeatedly weaponized Russian disinformation and expressed his admiration for using the government to retaliate against his political enemies:
Jensen bragged about getting political support from Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin propaganda outlets after he spread Russian disinformation about COVID-19. “Well, I never really expected any help from Mr. Putin, but I’m getting it.”
Jensen suggested he would send Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to jail, citing the Big Lie. He would rather parrot Putin's talking points and send his political opponents to prison than admit that the 2020 election was not stolen.
Jensen called Ron DeSantis a hero for retaliating against Disney after the company criticized Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Jensen’s lies have been so bad that he was spotlighted in PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” as a key source of COVID disinformation.
Scott Jensen joined a Capitol insurrectionist in a lawsuit to prevent parents of 12-15 year olds from getting their children the COVID vaccine.
Jensen falsely claimed that COVID vaccines have caused over 10,000 deaths.
Jensen has said that including people with diabetes and other serious health conditions in Minnesota’s COVID-19 death data “skews” the numbers because Jensen thinks they would die soon anyway.
Jensen’s medical license has been investigated numerous times for spreading dangerous disinformation that threatens public health.
If Scott Jensen had his way, Minnesota’s minimum wage would be lower today – he authored a bill that would have eliminated cost-of-living increases to Minnesota’s minimum wage.
Jensen has said that public schools need to “share the pain” and led the campaign against a school funding referendum to help build new schools in Waconia. It got so bad that the local school district even had to put students in warehouse space.
Jensen opposes a public option that would make health care more affordable for working families.
Jensen is also opposed to universal pre-k and would be a roadblock to legislation that would help families who can’t currently access pre-k education.
Jensen was one of just four senators to vote against COVID-19 aid for restaurants and small businesses.
Jensen supports eliminating the state income tax for wealthy families and cutting taxes for large corporations.