“Be Warned”… Cindy Gamrat demands that I apologize to her

gamratI just received an email titled “Be Warned” from someone claiming to be disgraced former State Representative Cindy Gamrat demanding that I make a public apology for having claimed on this site that she A) used tax payer funds to cover up an extramarital affair, and B) shared an office with her lover, State Representative Todd Courser… Courser, as you may recall, was caught on tape not too long ago telling an aide how he intended to hide his affair with Gamrat by proactively waging an anonymous attack against himself, in which he’d be outed as a “bisexual monster,” “a freak,” and a “porn addicted, sexual deviant” driven by “alcohol, drugs and illicit sex”. His brilliant plan, of course, did not work, and he ended up resigning from office this past September. Gamrat, however, attempted to stay in office, but was was ultimately expelled from the Michigan House in a vote of 91 to 12, making her the fourth representative in the entire history of the Michigan legislature to be voted out of office by his or her peers. But, now that she’s made the decision to run again for the seat she was expelled from, I guess she’s trying to clean up the online evidence of her previous wrongdoing… Here’s her letter to me.

I am requesting an immediate apology and correction from all media outlets that have reported the following misleading and inaccurate statements:

1. That I admitted to misusing taxpayer dollars to cover up an affair.

2. That I shared an office with another Representative.

These are false statements and the continuous circulation of these false statements have caused harm to myself, my family, and my campaign.

Also, I have not been found guilty of a crime nor have any costs to the state been assessed to me regarding misuse of taxpayer dollars or otherwise.

In addition, each Representative has their own office as did I. The office of the Representative in question was on another floor and on opposite sides of the building, and across the street from each other. There was an overlap of staff duties for each office.

I am requesting a public apology and correction from all media outlets who have reported these false statements. I am also requesting to be copied and made aware of each correction.

Also, let it be known for future reporting, that you have been made aware of the inaccuracies of these statements.

I appreciate and respect the necessary role of the media, and all the hard work that has been done to get on top of this story. I expect that this is just a simple oversight, however, these errors have continued unaddressed for far too long and are causing irreparable damage to me, my family, and my campaign.

I anticipate each news outlet will be just as eager to set the record straight and make a correction regarding these statements as they were in reporting them.

Thank you for your quick and timely response in addressing this,
Cindy Gamrat

Yes, you read that right. My blog post did “irreparable harm” to her family. [While her husband and their kids were apparently fine with the graphic accounts of her fucking her fellow Tea Partier, my post on the subject of their hypocrisy did irreparable harm.]

For what it’s worth, I don’t think I ever said that she admitted to using taxpayer dollars to cover up the affair. Furthermore, I don’t think I said that she shared an office with Courser. I may have said that she and Courser are said to have fucked quite often in a back room of his office, but I don’t think I ever implied that she actually did “work” in there. [If I insinuated that she did work in Courser’s office between their heated, deeply patriotic love-making sessions, I’m truly sorry. But, like I said, I have no reason to think that any work was done in their private, closed-door meetings. I suppose it’s possible that they said a few phrases here and there about bills they’d be voting on, just in case anyone was listening, but, once the door was closed, I’m sure they jumped right into Ayn Rand meets William Hickman role-play.]

Also, I don’t see how it really matters where her office was, but maybe I’m missing something. Did the location of her office figure prominently in the decision to expel her from the House? From what I recall, she was expelled after both she and Courser, in the words of the Detroit Free Press’s Kathleen Gray, “admitted misconduct in office and misuse of taxpayer resources,” but maybe that was secondary to the location of her office.

For what it’s worth, I’m apparently not the only one she’s demanding an apology from. It would seem that she’s also asked Lansing’s CBS affiliate to set the record straight on the location of her office.

To her credit, Gamrat is mounting a hell of a comeback campaign. I think, if I’d been busted fucking a fellow “family values” Republican, I’d slink off, never to be heard from again. Gamrat, however, is going on the offensive, positioning herself as a “small government” freedom fighter who was removed from office, not because of her ethical lapse and admission of misusing resources, but for her rabid defense of the constitution. Here, to give you a sense of how she’s portraying herself post-scandal, is a clip from her website.

An Open Letter to the People of District 80 and Michigan —

In the early morning hours on September 11th, 2015, Allegan County had their voice in the House of Representatives stolen from them. The Representation of 90,000 people was overridden by 91 Lansing politicians. They decided that they knew what was best for our District and that the people of Allegan County should not have a say in their Representation.

It sounds extreme, because it is extreme. Lansing took the most extreme action possible in overriding the voters of Allegan County, even though the House Legal Counsel, under oath in the committee, said multiple times that the evidence against Gamrat did NOT rise to expulsion. Lansing politicians knowingly took away Allegan’s Representation anyway, even though the evidence did not warrant it.

So who was on the committee? Four Republicans and two Democrats, including the two Republican Representatives who are the main sponsors of the bills to increase our gas tax and another Republican Representative who tried to pass a bill that would let the government ping your cell phone without a warrant and without your knowledge. And lastly, the fourth Republican Representative who directed the entire Republican caucus to violate the State Constitution on the very first day of being sworn in. Obviously, I could not go along with these egregious overreaches of government and spoke out against each one of them.

Now they have used misleading and personal attacks because I HAVE STOOD WITH THE PEOPLE against tremendous pressure as a strong voice against the huge tax and spend policies.

Lansing is doing everything they can to silence Allegan’s voice because they know my strong record as State Representative. I have voted for and sponsored bills that support life, our Second Amendment, and limited government. I have not missed a vote or a committee, and have combed through the budgets to find over 20 ways to fund road improvements without raising taxes! I have worked hard while serving as State Representative and followed through on my promises to put the people first!

I believe the people of Allegan County deserve a voice in this matter and I will fight for them to have it.

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15 Comments

  1. Josh
    Posted October 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Whole new level of batshit crazy.

  2. Demetrius
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    “It sounds extreme, because it is extreme. Lansing took the most extreme action possible in overriding the voters of Allegan County …

    … Said the legislator whom I’m sure has absolutely no problem with the 18 or so Michigan communities and school districts currently being run by unelected, State-appointed “Emergency Managers.”

  3. 734
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    You need a Gamrat bumper sticker.

    http://www.progressmipoliticalaction.com/

  4. John Galt
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    What’s so wrong about Ayn Rand meets William Hickman role-play?

  5. Lynne
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Does she think that those minor details actually matter? Does she think it makes her look good to go around trying to correct them? What is the matter with voters in her district?

  6. Teacher Patti
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Those eyes are looking at you. They follow you everywhere.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    It’s right form the Justin Zatkoff playbook.

    http://markmaynard.com/2012/11/my-site-was-taken-down-in-web-washing-attempt-by-false-hate-crime-victim-justin-zatkoff/

  8. David Gomez
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Please oh please do not give in to this woman.

  9. 88
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Have her call into the radio show so that you can apologize over the air.

  10. Lisa Gottlieb
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    she said, “get on top”.

  11. Doug Coombe
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I think everybody should apologize – after she apologizes to the state and reimburses the citizens for the cost of the special election.

  12. charlieRomeo
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I’d say this silly tramp is damaging the Mark Maynard blog brand by demanding he apologize for speaking the truth. She should be warned of that.

  13. Michele Marietta
    Posted October 21, 2015 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    It’s like those blanket letters that go out in the post to everyone under sun asking for login and pw info to bank accounts. If 1% of the recipients to her demand respond with an ‘apology’, she can use those to show she was ‘right’. The truth is already out about her and her fellow ‘politician’. Why should she be so concerned about what’s written in the aftermath. She’s out of a job. I hear McDonald’s is hiring. At a barely liveable wage. She should enjoy that.

  14. Posted November 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    I refused to apologize, and, as a result, Gamrat lost her reelection bid.

  15. iRobert
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    What’s Gamrat up to these days? I assume she and inter-Courser are living happily ever after.

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