A rescheduled hearing of the State House Ethics Committee focusing on the conduct of Representative John Thompson is expected to be added to the legislative calendar this week. Thompson last week asked for and received a continuance in the probable cause hearing. He’s accused of calling Representative Eric Lucero a “racist” in a June floor debate. On Friday Lucero stated his case…

“This is about the reputation of the MN House of Representatives–John Thompson is a disgrace to this institution, it disappoints me John Thompson’s actions have brought us to this point.”

Thompson has been the subject of controversy after he accused a St. Paul police officer of racial profiling in a recent traffic stop. Police say Thompson apologized to the officer late last week. In addition, several state leaders, including Governor Walz have called for Thompson’s resignation in the wake of allegations of several incidents of domestic violence.