Minnesota lawmakers react to U.S Supreme Court decision to strike down affirmative action

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota lawmakers are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down affirmative action.  

Thursday, the high court ruled that its unconstitutional for colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions decisions.  Governor Tim Walz shared his reaction on Twitter, writing "diversity in our schools and businesses reflects a strong and diverse state" and "we'll continue working to ensure that everyone has a fair shot to succeed." Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan said "improving life for all Minnesotans, especially historically excluded populations, means ensuring our schools and workforce represent the full diversity of our state."  And Senator Tina Smith shared a short reaction, tweeting "Expand the Court."