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Keith Ellison wants an investigation into the allegations against him

Rep. Keith Ellison at a press conference. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who is running for Minnesota attorney general and is the DNC deputy chairman, is asking the House Ethics Committee to investigate the domestic abuse allegations his ex-girlfriend made about him in August, BuzzFeed News' Lissandra Villa reports.

What's next: Ellison told Villa that he is "innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved." He is leaving Congress in January whether he wins his AG race or not.

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