The wife of state Representative John Thompson spoke today on the State Capitol steps defending her husband against allegations that he abused her. Lea Austin-Thompson says…

“I am not now, nor have I ever been an abused woman, I am not a victim of domestic abuse.”

Several local leaders, including top DFL officials and Governor Walz have called on Representative Thompson to resign. Today, Austin-Thompson said her husband will *not* resign. Today’s press conference was briefly interrupted when a person drove up to the Capitol steps waving a Donald Trump flag.