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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 On Defunding The Police: Do Republicans Think We’re Sucking Blood Out Of Kids?

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President Biden Meets With Union And Business Leaders To Discuss Infrastructure

President Biden demonstrated his relationship with reality on Thursday after attempting to rebut a reporter who questioned the administration’s claims on Republicans being the ones advocating for defunding the police.

“I’m the Democratic Party; I am president. So is the Speaker of the House and so is the, the Majority Leader,” Biden claimed. “We are not defunding the police.”

“Okay,” a reporter responded. “And are there people who — in the Democratic Party, who want to defund the police?”

“Are there people in the Republican Party who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?” Biden responded.

Biden’s response was in support of his administration’s claim that Republicans were the ones who wanted to defund the police, a claim that earned “Three Pinocchios” from the Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported, “Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That’s not a reduction.”

Contradicting the Biden administration’s claim, numerous Democrats have actually defunded their city’s police departments. In New York City, for example, Democrats removed $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s budget, which was criticized by other Democrats for not being enough. Further, in Los Angeles, Democrats cut the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget by $150 million, and the move was praised by Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Supreme Court Lawyers Tell Commission Packing the Court Is a Bad Idea

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Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Commission was told packing the Court is a bad idea. And no, it wasn’t from a group of conservative legislators; the message came directly from Supreme Court lawyers.

Maureen Mahoney, a co-chair of the Supreme Court Practitioners’ Committee, told the Commission panel they are opposed to expanding the bench and adding more justices. The news is undoubtedly upsetting to liberals who have demanded Biden put more liberals justices in place.

During his presidential election, Biden refused to take a stand as to whether or not he was for or against packing the court but allowed the political environment, media and members of congress to fester on the issue. Instead, Biden created the Commission on the Supreme Court in April through executive order.

The Commission is composed of both liberal and conservative members who are expected to give a report in November about potential changes that the president and Congress could implement for the court. The next commission meeting is scheduled to take place November 10, and the conclusion of its findings are expected November 14.

“A larger bench could make arguments less productive, deliberations more difficult and yield even more opinions with less clarity in the law” sated Mahoney. However, the commission also heard from a group of progressive activists claiming adding more justices is long overdue. Funny, they did not say that during the Trump administration.

The Washington Times writes of the hearing:

During Tuesday’s hours-long meeting, a number of legal scholars testified about various changes to the high court and whether alterations would make the court more or less political.

Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, pushed back against accusations that the conservative majority has only delivered wins for Republicans.

“There’s now been — starting with the Warren Court — 60 years of the living Constitution being used to push the law in a progressive direction. While there are certainly on the conservative side, there have been politically influenced decisions, you haven’t had this freewheeling, making things up out of whole cloth that you have had with the living Constitution,” he said.

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