Last week, in the weirdest political sex scandal I’ve heard in a long while, it was revealed that Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser had an affair with the also-married Rep. Cindy Gamrat — both of whom are Christian conservatives fighting for “traditional” marriage. Courser attempted to keep their hookup under wraps by distributing a fake email alleging that he fucked a male prostitute. Because I assume that’s what it says in the GOP playbook somewhere.
It didn’t work. The whole story hit the media. And now there’s a question of what the politicians will do.
Yesterday, Rep. Gamrat issued a public statement (with her husband standing beside her) in which she announced she would not be stepping down.
As I said before, I would have much more sympathy for her if she hadn’t spent her career trying to make life harder for LGBT people. It was only a couple of months ago when Courser introduced legislation to make gay unions more difficult by requiring religious leaders (not local government clerks) to sign off on marriage licenses — the bills were supported by Gamrat.
Courser, by the way, is doing everything he can to distract the public. On Facebook yesterday, he pointed out there was a possible tax increase on the horizon, which for Republicans is the equivalent of yelling “squirrel“:
These people have no shame…
(via Joe. My. God.)