Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Minnesota Representative Defies Calls From Fellow Democrats to Resign

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Minnesota’s governor and other high-profile Democrats are calling on a Democrat state representative to resign after abuse allegations surfaced and police body camera footage indicated he misrepresented a traffic stop. But Minnesota Rep. John Thompson says he won’t step down from office. Local media found that Thompson was the subject of four allegations of domestic violence, with police reports from 2003 to 2009 showing accusers alleging that Thompson punched, hit, and choked them. The cases were filed in Wisconsin. Prosecutors either declined to pursue charges in the cases or have an open investigation. In one case, Thompson pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, was among those calling for Thompson to step down over the allegations. “Minnesotans deserve representatives who uphold the highest moral character and share our values,” he said in a statement over the weekend. “Following the deeply disturbing reports of domestic violence against …

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