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Lawmakers to release new evidence in sex scandal

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State lawmakers are preparing to take on some tough issues as summer recess comes to an end.

Among them – what to do about two representatives accused of using state resources to cover up their affair.

On Sept. 8 a select committee in Lansing unveils new evidence in the investigation into Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat.

The two have been embroiled in a sex scandal for weeks. Courser is accused of trying to cover it up by creating a phony gay sex scandal.

Gideon D’Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, said the hearing will be different from last week’s.

“[Sept. 8] starts the actual evidence being aired out in a public forum. Tim Bowlin who runs the House Business Office and puts together the investigation will kick things off by introducing various pieces of evidence he found to support the allegations,” D’Assandro said.

The committee could eventually recommend one of a few options. They could either censure the duo, expel them, or choose to take no action at all.

“We want them to be able to do whatever they think is right to get to the bottom of this,” D’Assandro said.

It’s not clear if either of the lawmakers will be present at the hearings.

Gamrat showed up to last week’s hearing, while Courser did not. Neither are required to show up.

The committee’s eventual recommendation will go to the full house for vote. The timeline has not been set.

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