Tea Party Lovers Ousted from Michigan Legislature

Just as Courser and Gamrat would be well advised to print their resumes and move on with their professional lives, they should probably keep their attorneys’ contact information handy.

“Given the serious findings of the House Business Office, findings admitted to by both of the representatives under oath,” Cotter said, “we are requesting that the Michigan State Police and Attorney General open an investigation into the behavior and antics of the representatives as described in House Resolutions 141 and 145.”

There is not much that happens in the GOP-controlled Michigan Legislature on a bipartisan basis. But Democratic House Leader Rep. Tim Greimel agreed with Rep. Cotter on this issue.

“For many weeks, the House Democratic Caucus has consistently called for an independent investigation by a law enforcement agency into the serious criminal allegations involving Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat,” Greimel said in a statement released by his office.

“Rep Courser’s resignation and Rep Gamrat’s expulsion do not change that. As a result of the amended resolutions requesting such an investigation by both the Michigan State Police and Attorney General Bill Schuette, we are confident that there will finally be an independent investigation into this matter,” Greimel added.

“We are pleased this page has been turned and look forward to the findings of the Michigan State Police.”