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Gamrat Offers Tearful Apology, Not Ready To Resign

State Representative Cindy Gamrat offered a tearful public apology Fridayfor poor personal choices, but says she didn’t break any laws, and she is not about to resign. 

Gamrat said: “Although I am not proud of my personal conduct, in regards to my position as state representative of the 80th district, I believe an open and honest investigation will vindicate me.” 

Gamrat adds, she had no advance knowledge of a salacious “false flag” e-mail apparently created by state Representative Todd Courser as part of a scheme to cover up their extra-marital affair. Both are Tea Party conservatives who are now facing pressure to quit. 

An internal House investigation is looking into whether rules or laws were broken. Gamrat says she has not ruled out a resignation in the future, but for now she intends to do her job. 

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.