Embattled Michigan lawmaker: Don't blame God for my failures

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Posted: Aug 15, 2015 5:17 PM
Embattled Michigan lawmaker: Don't blame God for my failures

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who had an extramarital affair with another legislator and admitted to masterminding a cover-up has released a 1,900 word, scripture-laden confessional on his Facebook page.

Republican Rep. Todd Courser posted Saturday he's "the poster boy for those who would say ... 'Christians are failures.'" He adds he's been "shown to be a hypocrite," but his actions shouldn't reflect poorly on God.

Courser and fellow freshman tea party representative Cindy Gamrat are subjects of a House investigation into whether they misused public resources to hide the relationship and fired an aide refusing to help.

Courser says he orchestrated a campaign suggesting he had sex with a male prostitute to divert attention.

Both say they have no plans to resign. Gamrat has denied a role in the cover-up.