Michigan Democratic Party: Courser/Gamrat report “raises more questions than answers”

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A redacted report into the Todd Courser/Cindy Gamrat affair is expected to be released Tuesday.

The chair of the Michgian Democratic Party, Brandon Dillon says “the report itself raises more questions than answers.”

Dillon says House Speaker Kevin Cotter exhibited “a clear failure of leadership.”

He says Cotter’s office claimed they did not have the e-mails and audio recordings brought up in the lawmaker scandal. However, Dillon says “it was an open secret in Lansing, weeks before the Detroit News story broke, that there were audio recordings.”

Dillon says either Cotter’s office is “glaringly” out of touch with what’s going on in the house or a blind eye was turned, “hoping it would just go away.”

He also says Cotter “surely” knew how Courser’s staff felt, citing Brock Swartzle’s testimony, which calls Courser a bully.

Dillon says Attorney General Bill Schuette should place those involved under oath and investigate the cover up. “That is the only way we are going to get the full transparency that the people of Michigan expect and deserve.”

Click: Read Michigan House of Representatives report released on August 31

6 News will provide updates to the Courser/Gamrat story once the report is released.



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