Embattled Committeeman Fires Back
Calls for Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema to step down or be removed from his post, but the west Michigan former lawmaker isn't giving up. In fact, he's fighting back.
Agema was criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for comments he posted online about gays and Muslims. The remarks even prompted the financially influential Betsy Devos to "suggest' the GOP distance itself from him. The off-color remarks will be discussed in detail when members of the RNC meet in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Governor Snyder agrees the comments were inappropriate and warned in his recent State of the State address that there should be more cooperation and sensitivity in politics. Those sentiments were echoed by others, including Michigan Congressman Fred Upton.
But Agema says his stand on the issues is what it has always been--"God, family and country." The Grandville Republican also posted on Facebook, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press, that "people are feeding half-truths to the news within the GOP, stirring up divisiveness."
He claims his comments were not to encourage discourse and that he is being targeted by some simply to tarnish his reputation.