House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) and Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) issued the following statements today on the resignation of state representative Todd Courser and expulsion of Rep. Cindy Gamrat.
House Speaker Kevin Cotter:
“Now that the House has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility to investigate and judge the qualifications of its members, we are wrapping up our part in this process by accepting the resignation of Representative Courser and expelling Representative Gamrat.
“Given the serious findings of the House Business Office, findings admitted to by both of the representatives under oath, 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.”
Democratic Leader Tim Greimel:
“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. 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. We are pleased this page has been turned and look forward to the findings of the Michigan State Police.”