MICHIGAN: Booted Anti-Gay Teabaggers To Face Felony Perjury Charges For Lying About Their Affair

The former Michigan Tea Party legislators whose affair exploded into national news thanks to a bizarre cover story will face criminal charges for lying to investigators. Shortly before their affair was exposed, the pair had introduced a trio of bills intended to block same-sex marriage from being enacted. Click On Detroit reports:

The Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday criminal charges are being filed against former state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Courser and Gamrat were expelled from the House during the summer of 2015 after it was revealed the two were having an affair. Moreover, Courser was accused of trying to cover up the affair with an elaborate story. His former aides said Courser enlisted their help in the cover-up.

An investigation has been ongoing since the state officials were expelled. Schuette said Courser will face four felony charges including felony perjury for lying under oath while testifying before the House Select Committee. If convicted, Courser could face up to 15 years in prison for the perjury charge. He also faces three counts of misconduct. Schuette said Courser’s law license could be put under review. Gamrat is charged with two counts of misconduct in office. She could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

Courser had attempted to throw the press off the track of his affair by using an aide to plant a counter-story about him having been caught in an alley with a male prostitute. At that time, his Michigan House campaign site proclaimed these words: “One man, one woman, for life!” (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • pickypecker
    • Latebrosus

      Joe, you don’t use “HA HA HA” as a tag anymore?

  • Paula

    Jail time? I think they might get a first hand insight Same Sex Lobe!

    • Mark

      same sex sumthin…..

  • Todd Allis


  • oikos
    • Octavio

      I love to sixty-nine. 😛

      • Hue-Man


      • clay

        I’m selfish; I’m okay with 68 (you do me, and I’ll just owe you one).

        • Die, Mommie, Die!

          But…you are giving in your own special way! 🙂

        • Silver Badger

          Where have I heard that before…. No thanks. You give as you get.

          • Kimberly Bachmann

            ❝my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….two days ago new McLaren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a day ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Here:;/89➤➤➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsJobs/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:::::;/89…….

        • Octavio

          Baaaad child. 🙂

        • rusty57

          Which reminds me, there is a trucker out there somewhere who still owes me one from 1986.

      • TuuxKabin

        77’s much better, 8 too much.

        • RoverSerton

          square root of 69…. 8 something.

          • TuuxKabin

            musta been sumsing I et’.

      • Mark

        I forget how.

        • David Walker

          It’ll come back to you. It’s like falling off a bike. It’s just something you don’t forget.

        • ChrisMorley

          There’s no apparent shortage of ‘instructional’ videos for when you find someone.

          • Mark

            That’s the fly in the ointment….finding someone.

      • Rex

        71 is my fave, 69 with a finger in each other’s no-no.

        • Robincho

          Sounds more like a yes-yes to me…

        • Snarkaholic

          I’m fond of 77…it’s 69 and eight once again!

      • Silver Badger

        It’s my personal favorite. Let me know if you get divorced. (Perish the thought.)

      • Robincho

        That’s me, too — another poof for soixante-noof!…

        • Octavio

          You’re clever spelling threw me for a minute, then I remember why I have bitch with French: four twenties, four twenties ten . . . nucking futs I tells ya!

          • Robincho

            Two plus two is four, but five’ll getcha ten if you work it right… (Can you picture the poor dyslectic French boy? By the time he got through suggesting a little quatre-vingt-seize, his boyfriend was out of the mood!…)

          • HandsomeMrToad

            Are you sure you don’t mean dyselcic?

          • Robincho

            How right you are! It’s like that time a priest, a rabbi, and I walked into a bra…

    • CatCope

      Also, too, Karma is a BITCH & she knows where you live!

    • Brian Moore

      Great. Now I gotta listen to this song for about a half hour because it’s catchy as hell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE

      • olandp

        Does every mall look the same? I knew there was a reason I hated the mall.

  • Gustav2

    One more ammosexual who can’t buy a gun is a good thing.

    • boatboy_srq

      Meh. They’ll just propose a waiver for NON-VIOLENT criminals to own firearms.

  • boatboy_srq

    … and the moment the first Reichwinger wails about how unfair this is, we remind them that they used a much more benign version of this same failing to impeach a President.

    • Smartypants

      Nah, I live in Lansing and these two were about as popular with their colleagues as Ted Cruz with herpes. It’s Schadenfreude all around!

  • james_from_cambridge
    • MattM


  • Bill Harnsberger

    God’s people.

  • Guess

    Good job, Schuette.

    Next, aim a little higher…

  • Guess

    They’re about to go down like a balloon full of Flint River water.

  • The Sentinel
  • Xuuths


  • Michael Hampton

    The 20/20 they did on them is repulsive. It hardly mentioned the ridiculous laws they passed through and the harm they did to gay families while destroying their own. Hi wife is a moron for staying with him and her husband should get while the getting is good. They should spend some time in jail to think about the harm they have done.

  • Grafxbear

    But….Jesus fog age them! (Snicker)

  • bkmn

    Poor persecuted fornicators…

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Oh, dear. You look faint. Can I get you something? Glass of water?

  • clay

    Schuette has balls?

    • Butch

      Not normally (speaking as a resident of the state, or at least the Upper Peninsula part).

    • rusty57

      Rumor has it Bill wants to be governor. The republicans are in ill odor with a lot of Michganders right now. Bill might be trying to polish up his centrist credentials. And this might prove a small distraction from the debacle in Flint.
      As to whether or not Schuette has balls, I’m going with not so’s you’d notice.

      • kevin vincent

        Guess they are really pissy about Flint

  • Nic Peterson

    Jesus wept? I doubt it.

    • pickypecker

      He’s busy right now. He’ll have to get back to them another time…

      • oikos


        • Macbill

          Deus Ex Machina!

      • Nic Peterson

        That sneaky Holy Ghost can’t resist muscling in on a good scramble. Never bet with Jesus when he’s on the green.

        • BearEyes

          I thought that was “Thing” assisting at the cup.

          • Mark

            I miss Thing….

          • clay

            which is different than, “I, Miss Thing, . . . “

          • Mark

            another punctuation person!!! woo hoo!!!!

      • David Walker

        Is there a site with these? Yesterday there was a football or rugby Jeebus and the art was similar.

  • rusty57

    Couldn’t happen to two more deserving people.

  • BearEyes

    hmmm, woven tangled webs and all.

  • j.martindale

    Someone tell me again what the Select Committee was investigating? There was no reason they should have had an investigation into their romance. What was it?

    • clay

      Mis-use of personnel and equipment– stealing for their re-election campaigns.

      • Smartypants

        With Courser it was asking, then trying to coerce his aide into perjuring himself, then lying about coercing the aide. It’s all rather delicious.

  • Frostbite

    All for show, they’ll get nothing in the end but a slapped wrist and told not to do it again. There are far bigger politicians with far worse things out there who get nothing.

    • Die, Mommie, Die!

      But….it’s so deliciously scandalous for such holier-than-thou pukes!

  • Treant

    One man, one woman, one ho on the side, and lying about it while sworn in. Priceless.

  • MB

    How terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrribly unfortunate.

  • Silver Badger

    One man one woman get life, maybe?

    • Guy In CA

      I hope the get to share a co-ed cell together.

  • rickhfx

    Str8 people doing what they do best.

  • geoffalnutt

    Pointless. Christians don’t recognize American laws. Well, at least they’ll finally have time to actually read the Bible. Oh, never mind.

  • Cuberly

    Ok, totally made my day with that. TOTALLY!


    • Lumpy Gaga

      Chris Pratt’s wife says his balls are perfect. I believe it.

      • BearEyes

        I’d sure like to find out.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Let’s form a committee. I’ll take one for the team.

          • Cuberly

            Just the one?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            It’s cutthroat up in here. Gotta set something aside for the horse-trading.

      • Cuberly

        Like sucking two ferrero rocher.


        Wait, what where we talking about?

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Get that supermarket shit out of my face. I want a confection fit to substitute for the cojones of a guardian of the Galaxy.

          • Cuberly

            HA! Whoa!

            Um, a croquembouche maybe?

          • grada3784

            Hugo Croquembouche? Maybe?

          • Cuberly

            The patisserie?

            If so, some of their creations look pretty amazing.

        • Porkie
          • Cuberly

            Cute 🙂

      • rusty57

        They certainly round out the bottom of that pouch nicely.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Prison names: Diamond and Silk.

    • licuado de platano

      When I look at the photos, I think “Boogers and Sourmilk”.

  • searanch

    the guy is totally delusional – check out his FB post about the 20/20 investigative report – it’s all about the wily ways of Satan! https://www.facebook.com/Toddformichigan/posts/1155528157804519

    • Stev84

      His latest post worships Scalia. Ewww

  • TheManicMechanic

    I am hoping for the maximum penalty. I doubt they will get it, however.

    • halunke

      Lol, two white hetero Christian upper-middle class individuals…oh yeah they are going to throw the book at them.

      • David Walker

        They should throw the bible at them. As I recall, it recommends specific punishments for what these two Truly Religious people did.

  • Ninja0980

    I just love karma paying bigoted assholes their due don’t you?

  • TheSpinMonkey

    Orange jumpsuits of the both of them

  • LovesIrony

    Bigoted hypocrites getting their due give me warm fuzzies

  • JeffreyMGr

    geat start to the weekend, i just can’t image how it’s going to get better

  • Ninja0980

    I’m still shocked this all happened.
    After all, wasn’t MI’s harsh marriage ban (in the top three for harshness) supposed to prevent stuff like from happening?

  • NancyP

    I’d be forgiving. Surrender the law license in perpetuity, a year and a day in jail (felony sentences are 1 year or more), then parole. Send Chuck Colson to “convert” them (train them how to be lay ministers and bring in big bucks, because most people don’t like to hire felons).

  • Bj Lincoln

    Good! Fucking lying cheating couple of of bible thumping ass holes! I hope they both get jail time.

  • BuffaloDan


  • Rod Steely

    I love trolling both of them on their twitter sites with this news!

  • Robincho

    And in legalese, my friends, this is what’s known as the schuette hitting the fan…

  • Clive Johnson

    What unexpected gifts a day can bring.

  • Porkie

    But the Baby Jesus has forgiven them!!!!…….

    • TJay229

      Hey there Mister Sexy..!

      • Porkie

        salut bo mec!

  • tomcfuller

    Typical liberal intolerance and hate. The far left is tolerant of everyone…except people to their right: most people. What a hoot. And they call Christians hypocrites.

    • TrollopeReader

      Gee, Welcome! Enjoy your visit. /s

    • John Calendo

      Right, lying under oath is not a felony if it’s part of your sincerely held religious beliefs. And as long as you’re trying to obstruct the Supreme Court on marriage equality, Jesus gives you a pass on adultery.

    • rusty57

      Be careful tomcfuller, Liberal Cooties can be contagious if one has an open mind, is capable of critical and analytical thinking and doesn’t care for the smell of bullshit or sound of stupid.

      I’m thinking you might feel more comfortable looking for love over at Breitbart.

    • Friday

      Umm, if you can’t see *these* people are hypocrites and liars, that are despised for trying to hurt honest LGBT people while completely violating the ‘sanctity’ they claimed to be ‘protecting,’ …Well, maybe you’ll understand why we ain’t impressed with Christians even when you *aren’t* personally trying to screw up our lives over marriage oaths you’re simultaneously blatantly violating… With each other. And lying still more to try to hide it. While falsely accusing others. While demanding everyone else be subject to your ‘Commandments’ that should tell *you* that’s wrong.

    • billbear1961

      You will find no tolerance for hypocrisy and lying on this site.

      You will find no one on this site who wants to punish people for their sins by depriving them of their CIVIL RIGHTS.

      These liars and ADULTERERS passed judgment on OTHERS because of a convenient, cherry-picked curse in the Bible–the same book that tells slaves they owe their masters obedience, and parents that they may put unruly children to death–while themselves violating the Commandment that you shall not commit ADULTERY.

      We are SICK to DEATH of being judged by HYPOCRITES who point to a curse written by semi-savages three THOUSAND years ago to condemn us while THEY violate DAILY any biblical rule they wish with absolute impunity!!

      THEIR rights may not be voted on–THEY may not be turned away for THEIR sins! Only teh vile gayz MUST be punished, according to these FRAUDS!

      Divorce and remarriage, condemned by Christ as equivalent to committing adultery, are RIFE in the evangelical community. They stand condemned by THEIR Lord and Saviour as unrepentant sinners bound for hell, yet STILL they have the GALL to pass judgment on OTHERS!!

      Let them call for ALL biblical rules to be enforced!

      Let THEM face being stripped of THEIR rights for their SINS!

      Or let them be SILENT, and see to the salvation of their own souls while allowing others the SAME privilege, and respecting their neighbours’ RIGHTS as they demand THEIRS be respected!!

  • dcurlee

    When he’s in prison his theme song will be “You give good love to me”

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Courser and Gamrat have closed down their shop.
    They didn’t want to, twas all they had got.

    • TrollopeReader

      darn it. i read that as “twat all they got” ….

  • Friday

    They deserve what they get from both sides. And more, cause since when were these hypocrites and liars fair to anyone else?

  • billbear1961

    Send the lying bastards to PRISON!

  • Dale

    KKKristian Teabaggers lying?????

    Oh please!!!!!

  • WEEEEEE! Strike up the band, I feel pirouetting like a mad dervish.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    this has been one of my favorite news stories ever. It’s just so friggin unbelievable!

  • Kimberly Bachmann

    ❝my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….two days ago new McLaren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a day ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$p/h.Learn. More right Here:;/88➤➤➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsJobs/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:❦2:::::;/88…….,….

    • Porkie

      Marcus….? …….Is that you?

  • Mihangel apYrs

    stupid, stupid, stupid . . .

    I don’t care who people fuck, just that:
    they don’t pretend to be god’s representatives
    they don’t lie about who they are, and then curse those who are true to themsleves