Report: Michigan lawmaker accuses himself of gay sex scandal to hide affair

Credit: Michigan House of Representatives

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LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan state representative is in hot water after he allegedly planned to cover up an office affair.

According to the Detroit News, Rep. Todd Courser was attempting to conceal his relationship with Rep. Cindy Gamrat by creating a smear campaign against himself.

The Detroit News claims the tea party representatives used their taxpayer-funded officer to cover up their relationship.

On May 19, Courser and Gamrat received identical text messages from an unknown number about their affair.

Courser believed that Republican leaders may have been behind the message.

“They want something from us. They want us dead,” Courser told an aide.

In a twist to make the alleged affair appear “mundane,” Courser instructed one of his aides to send an “over-the-top” story to other Republicans.

The sexually explicit email claimed that Courser had been caught having “paid male on male sex behind a prominent Lansing night club.”

However, Courser’s aide, who recorded the conversation, tries to dissuade Courser from sending the email.

“It’s what they won’t expect,” Courser is heard saying. “At that point, if they don’t have some really, really, really offensive stuff… it will be tough for them to bring it after this.”

The aide released the recordings to the Detroit News.

The aide says he was fired after he refused to send the email.

Now, several lawmakers are calling for Courser and Gamrat to resign.

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