Warsame said Monday that he had been trying to assuage his supporters for some time, but eventually felt powerless to stop them.
“Things got out of hand,” he said. “I tried to talk to them but they felt unheard. At some point, there’s nothing you can do.”
The DFL could decide to resume the 10th Ward convention — in person or virtually — or it could abandon the endorsement process. The latter option is frowned upon by many, since it could send the message that disrupting a convention can succeed.
Nothing yet has been decided, Lee said. “The state executive committee will determine the next steps,” she said.
That meeting, scheduled for Thursday, will also feature a proposal by Martin, the state party chair.
“I will be proposing a bylaw to ban individuals engaged in violent assaults from the DFL Party and will then take immediate action to remove the folks involved in Ward 10,” he tweeted.
Staff writer Faiza Mahamud contributed to this story.