Today’s JSOnline published a request from Representatives Chris Taylor (D-76th D) and Melissa Sargent (D-48th D) for former chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Matt Flynn, to exit the Democratic primary for Wisconsin Governor because of his role in defending the Milwaukee Archdiocese against lawsuits around sexual misconduct by Catholic priests:

Madison Democrats Chris Taylor and Melissa Sargent called on former party leader Matt Flynn to exit the governor’s race over his role in shielding priests accused of sexual misconduct.

Flynn represented the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1989 to 2004, during which dozens of Milwaukee priests were accused of hundreds of child sexual assault cases.

“Unfortunately, documents show that, among other things, Mr. Flynn participated in keeping parishes and the public in the dark about dozens of the pedophiles priests, placing children at risk of being sexually abused,” wrote Taylor in a statement.

Sargent added, “We’re Democrats. We’re a big-tent party, and we believe in accepting and welcoming everyone. But our tent is simply not big enough for sexual harassment, abuse, or assault, or anyone who effectively abets.”

According to the article, the Flynn campaign will issue a response later today. Whether he stays or goes, I don’t think he has much chance of winning the primary anyway.

One Response to Taylor and Sargent ask Matt Flynn to exit governor’s race

  1. Jefferson County resident says:

    It’s time for the Flynn campaign to call it a day. They tried, but they have no realistic chance of winning the primary. The Democratic Party does not need the continued distraction of Mr. Flynn in this race.

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