Wisconsin governor candidate Matt Flynn defends his work on priest abuse cases
By Daniel Bice
As he made his formal announcement to run for governor, former Democratic Party Chairman Matthew Flynn defended himself against charges that he was overly aggressive in representing the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against victims of sexual abuse by priests.
Specifically, Flynn came under attack for moving to collect $4,000 in legal fees from an alleged victim who lost his case. Also, Flynn is accused of telling a lawyer for several abuse victims that the archdiocese would “throw a crumb to your clients if you drop these cases.”
“Baloney!” Flynn said in response to the “crumbs” statement in an interview after his announcement in Glendale on Tuesday. “I never said that.”
Flynn is one of eight Democrats seeking to challenge GOP Gov. Scott Walker next year.
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