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Matt Flynn reflects Texas school shooting, Women's March WI request to drop from race


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn was in Eau Claire Sunday after the continuation of his campaign events around the area.

We talked to him about the recent school shooting in Texas. Flynn said he's a strong believer in the second amendment, but added, "I don't believe military weapons belong in civilian hands."

News 18 also asked Flynn about Women's March Wisconsin's call for his drop from the race. The organization asked him to explain his involvement in the transfer and cover up of pedophile priests.

"In my law practice, I had represented the Archdiocese of Milwaukee," said Flynn. "And there was a terrible abuse problem and we were brought in to clean it up. We also compensated victims and gave them therapy."

"So the republicans said that the fact that I simply represented the church, the Archdiocese, disqualified me. I disagree with that. Abraham Lincoln represented people who did far worse, and so did John Adams. I think that some of the people in the Women's March Wisconsin picked up on that not knowing the true facts."

Flynn said he marched in the Women's March up in Sheboygan County. And has quoted with us before, "I have the great respect for the Women's March."

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