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Gamrat breaks silence, will not be stepping down

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EAST LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

"I want to apologize for the negative attention this has brought... for that I am truly sorry."

State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, the woman at the center of an affair with state Rep. Todd Courser, broke her silence today in Lansing alongside her family and attorney.

"I know I have made some poor decisions as it relates to my personal life," Gamrat said.

Over the past week, Gamrat’s extramarital affair with courser was made public, as well as Courser's scheme to lie about hiring a male prostitute in order to cover up their affair.

Courser alleged he was blackmailed. And today during a news conference, Gamrat admitted she's helping the authorities get to the bottom of it.

"I want the record to reflect, I have and intend to in the future to fully cooperate with the investigation," Gamrat said.

Gamrat also admitted she had been dealing with the fallout from the affair months before it was made public.

"On a personal note, I would like to thank my family. My husband is here, Joe and I have three children and they are amazing and everyone who knows my kids knows that, and they have been great," Gamrat said. "So they don't deserve what's come upon them I take full responsibility, so I just need to thank them."

But did she do anything illegal? Her attorney says no.

And despite calls for her resignation, Gamrat at least right now, has no plans to step down.

"For now I believe the best path is to move forward and I intend to continue to represent my district to the best of my ability, and I look forward to reengaging with my constituents in the days ahead," Gamrat said.

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