“In light of the serious nature of today’s whistleblower lawsuit filed by Keith Allard and Ben Graham in U.S Federal District Court, I am requesting the Michigan State Police and state Attorney General Bill Schuette update the Legislature on their investigation into the Cotter-Courser-Gamrat situation. As many people will remember throughout the House’s internal investigation into this matter, House Democrats consistently asked and finally were able to secure that the Michigan State Police and the Attorney General conduct an independent investigation. This whistleblower lawsuit brings forward a number of very serious allegations against Speaker Kevin Cotter’s office that warrant a thorough investigation into a potential cover-up after Allard and Graham’s termination. I’m anxious to see how work has been progressing on their investigation. We must ensure that ethical representation remains our top priority as we conduct the official business of the state.”