Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to lead Courser-Gamrat investigation:

Monday, August 10, 2015

“The allegations of wiretapping, blackmail and the use of taxpayer dollars to cover-up an affair between Rep. Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) are serious and demand a full and impartial investigation. Speaker Kevin Cotter (R-Mount Pleasant) has asked Tim Bowlin, director of the House Business Office, to lead this investigation. However, since Bowlin serves at the discretion of Speaker Cotter, and because Courser has made allegations against Cotter’s office, this inquiry must be turned over to an independent, outside agency. Even Tim Bowlin last week stated the need to move the investigation to a different party if laws were broken. I urge Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to lead this investigation and get to the bottom of these allegations. There is no place in the Legislature for people who are engaged in criminal conduct, and when accusations of this magnitude are raised, the taxpayers of Michigan deserve a full investigation.”