Former Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen hires lawyer in response to 6th state investigation; describes review as "witch-hunt"

(Fargo, ND) -- Former Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen says he's hired an attorney now that the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is investigating him for a sixth time. 

"What we're seeing is allegations that literally represent a witch-hunt and this is the democratic machine. I have phone calls threatening me, telling me that they will never stop complaining about me, even though they've never seen me as a physician, until I lose my license," said Jensen, while speaking with WDAY News First.  

Jensen says the state is investigating him over 18 anonymous complaints related to his positions on Covid-19 and patient treatment.  The state board's Complaint Review Committee is set to discuss the complaints at a forum set for February 24th.  Jensen says he wants all the proceedings open to the public.

"I'm taking this very seriously. It grieves me that I'm in the situation where I need to hire an attorney simply for sharing my perspective, my voice as a senator, as a candidate for governor, as a physician," said Jensen. 

WDAY News First is waiting for a response to an interview request sent to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.  

Original Air Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2023