LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – There are calls at the state capitol for the Michigan Attorney General to launch an investigation into the so-called Rep.Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat story.
“I think we need to get the Attorney General involved,” said Lansing Democrat Rep. Andy Schor. He’s not alone in making that request.
House Democratic leader Tim Greimel says the same thing.
The former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party Greg McNeilly agrees.
State Democratic Party chair Brandon Dillon also wants the Michigan State Police to investigate the role of House Speaker Kevin Cotter. Brandon Dillon wants to know what did the Speaker know and when did he know about the alleged problems.
Speaker Kevin Cotter’s office say he first learned of the possible misuse of state funds when the Detroit News broke the story last Thursday about Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.
Right now the House business office is conducting an internal investigation into their behavior but some Democrats contend that an independent review from outside the House is warranted which could lead to a call for Mr. Courser to resign.
in cue: if we do the investigation and the facts show that there were misuses of offices, then i think yeah he should resign and if not we’ll have to take action internally,” said Rep Schor. “But we need to get to that point. There has been clearly a breach of trust.”
Mr. Courser has not addressed the issue of whether he misused taxpayer dollars in dealing with this situation.
The Attorney General’s office has issued a “no comment” on whether it will get involved. In the past that has been the response so as not to prejudice the investigation should it end up in Bill Schuette’s lap.