Dem guv candidate Matt Flynn has created a new campaign webpage dedicated to “setting the record straight” on his past work defending the Milwaukee Archdiocese against priest abuse victims.
The page comes as Flynn has drawn fire from three women’s groups in recent weeks that have called on him to drop out of the race for his representation of the archdiocese from 1989 to 2004. Flynn is appearing at a WisPolitics.com-Milwaukee Press Club luncheon today in Milwaukee.
The former state Dem Party chair’s new webpage, housed on his campaign website, says he’s “been attacked by an aggressive disinformation campaign” that originated from the state Republican Party and “have since been repeated online without fact checks.”
“It’s time to set the record straight,” the page says.
The site then includes links to Flynn’s statement about his work with the archdiocese and answers to individuals’ “questions about these allegations.”
It also features three separate videos showing three women touting their support of Flynn’s candidacy and defending his work for the archdiocese, including: Liz Piasecki, a psychologist at the archdiocese who worked with victims of abusive priests in Milwaukee; Bonnie Joseph, a Planned Parenthood emeritus board member; and Karen Gotzler, former executive director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
Flynn touted the new page on Twitter over the weekend, saying he “worked to compensate victims & create changes to ensure that this could never happen again.”
“Because it is not possible to go back in time & protect these children, I did what I could within my role as an attorney,” he wrote.
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