Michigan lawmaker Cindy Gamrat acknowledged and apologized for an extramarital affair with another married legislator. However, she has mentioned she won’t be stepping down, although she considered the course of action. Additionally, she strongly denied any connection with a bizarre email that is currently doing the rounds.
Michigan State Representative Cindy Gamrat publicly issued a personal apology about the affair she was having with fellow state Rep. Todd Courser. Incidentally, both the representatives are married. Though Gamrat has refused to submit her resignation, she has left the decision dangling. Interestingly, while she has also claimed she had nothing to do with the distribution of an untrue email saying Courser had sex with a male prostitute, it was Courser who was responsible for the same, reported Detroit News.
Between tears, Republican Rep. Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell, admitted her affair.
“I am sincerely sorry that I have disappointed so many by my actions. I take full responsibility for my actions. I want to apologize for the negative attention this has brought. For that I am truly sorry.”
Gamrat’s husband stood by her side as she continued on. She has claimed that an open investigation will surely vindicate her.
“A month before this story broke; my family and I had already been working through this together privately. My husband and I have been receiving counsel from family, close friends and marriage counselors. I know that I have made some poor decisions as they relate to my personal life… I know that over the weeks and months to come I will have some hard decisions to make.”
As for the question of Cindy Gamrat’s resignation, which is being increasingly demanded by a rising faction of the common public, she skillfully dodged the question by saying she has left the question of resignation open for debate, reported Michigan Live.
“I respect the opinion of those that would like to see me resign. For now, I believe the best path is for me to move forward, and I intend to continue to represent my district to the best of my ability.”
Todd Courser, on the other hand, has made it amply clear that he has no intention of stepping down.
In a verbal statement on his website, Courser said, “I feel it is absolutely essential for the cause of liberty to have these clandestine operations to control public officials exposed, so I’ve refused to leave quietly and have decided these issues really need to come out.”
The investigation mentioned by Cindy Gamrat will check if the duo misused public resources to suppress news about their relationship or dismissed an aide who refused to help, reported the Christian Science Monitor.
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