Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Courser+Gamrat Said "Adios" To "Third Amigo" Gary Glenn, Had Staff Forge Signatures In Effort To Introduce Bills First

By Brandon Hall
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In January, at the Tea Partycentric "Pow Wow," State Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat sat side by side with State Rep. Gary Glenn. The friendly trio had become known as "the three amigos," the most prominent and popular newly elected legislators of the Tea Party and Liberty factions in Michigan

Just weeks later, Courser and Gamrat would allegedly start to have staff forge their signatures on bills being introduced in an effort to prevent Glenn from introducing similar legislation before they could.

According to Gongwer:

"The House Business Office summary report on Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat says the two lawmakers forced their staff to forge their signatures so they could quickly introduce legislation before another representative planning to introduce legislation on the same topic, and ex-aide Keith Allard said that lawmaker was Rep. Gary Glenn, a onetime ally.

While Mr. Glenn (R-Midland) said he had no knowledge of the alleged "forgeries," Mr. Allard said the representatives requested staffers forge their signatures in an attempt to introduce the legislation before Mr. Glenn."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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  1. I've seen Courser's signature and there is no way in hell anyone could forge that. And if so, then apparently the aides had no problem of being "forced" to forge signatures nor was a complaint reported and made public until now.