Where are the Grownups? Democrats Back Todd Courser, Cindy Gamrat—Refuse to Support Expulsion

Chirkun, Liberati Play Games, Abstain from Vote to Expel Lawmakers Caught Abusing Constituents’ Trust, Taxpayer Resources

LANSING, MI, September 10, 2015 — Michigan Freedom Fund President Terri Reid issued the following statement today responding to the disappointing decision by Democratic House members John Chirkun and Frank Liberati to protect Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat by abstaining from votes to expel them:


“Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat proved a long time ago that they aren’t mature enough to handle the serious responsibilities that come with elected office, and today John Chirkun and Frank Liberati proved they aren’t either. 

“Today’s hearing on expulsion was a serious time requiring serious, grownup leadership.  Chirkun and Liberati failed that test—miserably.  Republican committee members deserve credit for doing the right thing and voting to expel Courser and Gamrat.  Michigan Democrats apparently lack the courage and integrity to do the same.”

Michigan Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization run by Michiganders for Michiganders, working to advance, promote, and protect Michigan workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information on the Freedom Fund, please visit www.MichiganFreedomFund.com.