Heat on GOP Committeeman For Gay, Muslim Attacks

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- As the Republican National Committee prepares for meetings in Washington this week, Gov. Rick Snyder and other party leaders in Michigan are criticizing repeated anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks by Committeeman Dave Agema.
The 64-year-old ex-state representative from western Michigan represents the state on the Republican party's national board.
Snyder made a semi-veiled reference to Agema in Thursday's State of the State speech, calling for civil discourse in the public arena.
Ex-Republican National Committeewoman Betsy DeVos tells The Detroit News that Agema is hurting the party.
And Democratic state Chairman Lon Johnson says "it's time to remove Agema from his post."
Agema didn't respond to a message from The Associated Press left at his Facebook page last week. AP left another message for him Sunday at his website.


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