Rep. John Thompson denies allegations, as Walz and top Democrats call for his resignation
July 19, 2021
Minnesota's top Democratic officials are calling for the resignation of state Rep. John Thompson amid reports of past domestic violence allegations, the latest in a string of controversies surrounding the first-term lawmaker.
The four domestic assault cases spanned 2003-10 and included allegations that Thompson punched and choked women, sometimes in the presence of children. Fox 9 first reported the allegations Friday night.
The allegations tipped the scales against Thompson for many Democrats, including DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who have been pressured to respond after other high-profile incidents involving the St. Paul lawmaker.