Ex-aides and recordings: Michigan lawmaker asked aide to conceal relationship Lansing — State Rep. Todd Courser planned the distribution of a fictional email alleging he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal his relationship with Rep. Cindy Gamrat, according to audio recordings obtained by The Detroit News. Courser, a Lapeer Republican, said on one recording the email was designed to create “a complete smear campaign” of exaggerated, false claims about him and Gamrat so a public revelation about the legislators’ relationship would seem “mild by comparison.” via Ex-aides and recordings: Michigan lawmaker asked aide to conceal relationship.
[Update 8/10/15: Please sign this Progress Michigan petition calling for a Michigan State Police investigation into who in what the GOP knew – and when – about this scandal.]
Please read the rest of the story, if you have the time and the stomach for it. (I personally didn’t have the stomach to listen to the audio files the Detroit News provided.) If you’re short on time and/or queasy, here’s Rep. Courser playing the God card, and House aide Graham tossing it right back at him: