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Embattled West Michigan Rep Cindy Gamrat to hold press conference Friday

Posted at 12:08 PM, Aug 13, 2015
Rep. Todd Courser (left) and Rep. Cindy Gamrat

Rep. Todd Courser (left) and Rep. Cindy Gamrat

EAST LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Cindy Gamrat will hold a press conference Friday afternoon amidst an alleged extramarital affair with Rep. Todd Courser.

Gamrat, R-Plainwell, will speak at 2 p.m. at the Abood Law Firm, 246 E. Saginaw Hwy in East Lansing.  She will appear along with her attorney and is planning to read a prepared statement.

A representative for the public relations firm which sent out the media advisory said it’s unlikely Gamrat will take questions from reporters.

Gamrat and Courser, R-Lapeer, have been under fire since news broke Friday of their alleged affair and the bizarre attempt to cover it up.  Audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News show Courser was apparently planning to distribute a fictional email alleging he had sex with a male prostitute in order to hide his relationship with Gamrat.

Gamrat has yet to speak publicly on the situation, and Courser has stated publicly he refuses to step down despite several calls for both of them to resign.

The freshman lawmakers and tea party conservative favorites are also being investigated by the House Business Office to determine whether they used taxpayer money and resources in their effort to cover up the alleged affair.