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Following Reports of Domestic Abuse, Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Call on Representative John Thompson to Resign

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Following reports of domestic abuse by Representative John Thompson, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today released the following statements.

Statement from Governor Walz:

"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."

Statement from Lieutenant Governor Flanagan:

"As a mom, advocate for children, and survivor and child witness of domestic violence, I know the deeply traumatic impact of the actions outlined in reports against Representative Thompson.

"Someone who has allegedly demonstrated this violent pattern of behavior, especially in the presence of children, is unfit to serve in elected office. Representative Thompson must resign.

“If you are a survivor, there is help available for you. Call Minnesota DayOne at (866) 223-1111.”