Remember Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser? Of course you do. He’s the anti-gay rights legislator who thinks “traditional marriage” means having an affair with also-married colleague Rep. Cindy Gamrat and then distributing a fake email alleging that he fucked a male prostitute in order to throw people off the real story.
Looks like their shenanigans were too much even for the GOP.
Yesterday, Courser resigned from office — only because he knew he was going to be expelled by his colleagues.
Gamrat stubbornly stood her ground… but got expelled by her colleagues, anyway.
Courser and Gamrat have been embroiled in a sex scandal for the past month, during which they admitted to misusing public funds.
On Friday morning, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released the following statement about Courser and Gamrat’s misconduct in office:
“I support the Michigan State Police in opening an investigation into any criminal activity by state Reps. Courser and Gamrat as requested by the Legislature in House Resolutions 141 & 145. This matter needs to be resolved and an investigation by MSP will provide even further clarity. I hope this investigation helps bring closure to the issue for all involved.”
Once again, it’s worth saying that what they do in their private lives is their business. But the hypocrisy and attempted cover-up deserve public scrutiny.
Michigan is two bigots lighter today and the state is better off because of it.
(Portions of this article were published earlier. Thanks to Frank for the link)