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MN First Term Democrat Refuses to Resign Despite ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Allegations of Domestic-Assault

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First-term Minnesota Democratic legislator John Thompson is refusing to resign despite the wishes of state leadership for allegations of his past crimes. Fox9 Minneapolis reported that Thompson was involved in multiple domestic assault cases. Court records from 2003 to 2011 show he pled guilty in three cases to reduce his charges of disorderly conduct and a fourth case was dismissed.

Additionally, Thompson is now on trial for a 2019 obstruction case in Hennepin County Court, to which his attorney says his client “maintains the allegations are false and he was never found guilty of them in a court.”

Democratic Governor Tim Walz joined the Democratic House leadership, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party of Minnesota in calling for Thompson’s resignation on Saturday.

A press release from Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan stated, “The alleged acts of violence against multiple women outlined in these reports are serious and deeply disturbing. Minnesotans deserve representatives of the highest moral character, who uphold our shared values. Representative Thompson can no longer effectively be that leader and he should immediately resign.”

Thompson’s attorney, Jordan Kushner, said Thompson “challenges the authenticity of the police reports that have been circulated to the press.” In an email Kushner wrote, “Mr. Thompson and his wife – the only person whom Mr. Thompson would have been with at the times of the incidents – categorically deny that any of the inflammatory allegations (including but not limited to choking anyone or exposing himself) ever occurred.”

“Mr. Thompson’s wife further does not recall and does not believe she ever made such allegations” Kushner’s email continued. Thompson and his attorney say the allegations are the fault of “persons associated with law enforcement” for “waring a smear campaign against Mr. Thompson since his speech in Hugo, MN in August 2020” referring to a protest outside of a police union official’s house.

Thompson introduced bills in his first year as legislator to end qualified immunity for police and speed up release of body-camera footage.

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4 Comments

  1. Ellen Meister

    July 19, 2021 at 9:32 am

    All states need to do a better job of vetting these candidates to make sure they don’t beat their wines/girlfriends or have their license suspended because they don’t pay child support!! They shouldn’t even be allowed to run for a local, state, or federal office!!

  2. Clarence

    July 19, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Couldn’t agree more… For some reason, this new breed of Politician seems to think/believe it’s their job to do their own will… instead of doing the will/work of The People!

  3. Kiki

    July 19, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Democrats are the worst.

  4. TornadoAllie

    July 20, 2021 at 10:13 am

    If he only could stay in office a few more years he’d be Keith Ellison.

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Nonbinary On Birth Certificates

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On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill banning the use of nonbinary as a gender option on state birth certificates.

The new law, SB 1100, requires all birth certificates in the state to only allow male or female as gender options.

The law says that it “requires the biological sex designation on a birth certificate to be either male or female and prohibits a nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including the letter ‘X’ beginning on the effective date of this act. The measure declares an emergency.”

“People are free to believe whatever they want about their identity, but science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth,” said Oklahoma Rep. Sheila Dills, the House sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “We want clarity and truth on official state documents. Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue.”

“As the war on common sense continues, we must stand up and put a stop to this nonsense regarding biological sex,” said Michael Bergstrom, R-Adair, the principal author of the bill. “It’s not a complicated issue – biologically, you’re either a male or female. There should be no other option to choose from on a birth certificate. I’m thankful my colleagues in the House of Representatives also saw the need to stand behind science and approve this measure.”

Stitt’s signing of the bill comes after he signed an executive order in November 2021 directing the Oklahoma Health Department to stop issuing or changing birth certificates with nonbinary as a gender option.

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