The self-proclaimed Party of Women comes up with another winner. Even for a Democrat, he’s a special case. Personally, though he must go, it’s a pity in a sense, as he so perfectly illustrates the actual Democrat attitude towards women.
FNC: “Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other state Democrats called on state Rep. John Thompson, a Democrat, to resign Saturday after past allegations of domestic abuse surfaced Friday, according to reports.
The state lawmaker was already enmeshed in several controversies involving a suspect claim of racial profiling he leveled against police during a traffic stop. Thompson, who was first elected last year, has been accused of hitting and choking women – sometimes while young children were present – and of allegedly exposing himself, FOX 9 in Minneapolis reported.
Thompson was reportedly arrested in 2003 for allegedly hitting his then-girlfriend in a grocery store parking lot in front of her 5-year-old daughter. He eventually pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to FOX 9.
A year later the same girlfriend reportedly called police, accusing him of hitting her, throwing her onto a kitchen table and choking her in front of her three children in her apartment. She claimed he told her ‘I’ll choke you until you can’t breathe anymore,’ FOX 9 reported. The girlfriend reportedly told police a day earlier he told her and her daughter, ‘I hope you both die.’ In 2009, police responded to an incident where Thompson allegedly exposed himself in front of a woman and two children during an argument. ‘I’m the man, you can all s—- my d—,’ he allegedly said after he reportedly exposed himself. No charges were filed.”
“The alleged acts of violence against multiple women outlined in these reports are serious and deeply disturbing,” Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said in a statement. “Minnesotans deserve representatives of the highest moral character, who uphold our shared values. Rep. Thompson can no longer effectively be that leader and he should immediately resign.”
Minnesotans deserve representatives who uphold the highest moral character and share our values. Following the deeply disturbing reports of domestic violence against multiple women, Rep. Thompson can no longer effectively be that leader and should immediately resign.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) July 17, 2021
On the traffic charge, Thompson said after he was pulled over, “I’m too old to run from the police, man,” this recorded in the video of the July 4 stop. “You profiled me because you looked me dead in the face and I got a ticket for driving while Black. You pulled me over because you saw a Black face in this car, brother. There’s no way in hell I’m taking off with you behind me… You looked in this car and busted a U-turn and got behind my car, and that’s the reason.” Ah, the race card. So bogus, so convenient.
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell reviewed the video and found it had “nothing to do with the driver’s race…Simply put, the traffic stop was by the books,” Axtell said. “What happened afterwards was anything but, I’m dismayed and disappointed by the state representative’s response to the stop. Rather than taking responsibility for his own decisions and actions, he attempted to deflect, cast aspersions and deny any wrongdoing.” You could say that about the entire mess. This guy needs to go.