Litany of Republicans Condemn Agema

Governor Rick Snyder:
Snyder, the state’s top ranking elected Republican, “feels comments like that are unfortunate, discriminatory and that we can and must do better and make sure everyone is treated with respect and dignity,” spokesman Sara Wurfel told MLive.

Wurfel was even more direct with the MIRS subscription news service, calling Agema’s remarks “extreme” and saying that there “shouldn’t be room for that in any political party, period.”

House Speaker Jase Bolger:

House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said Wednesday that he respects religious beliefs that may not make room for gay marriage. “But I do not respect, and frankly am disgusted by, anyone who demonizes someone because of their sexual orientation”.

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville:
“He’s not speaking on behalf of me, or I think most of the people who call themselves Republicans, when he says stuff like this,” said Richardville. “It’s not the first time. Hate isn’t one of my values.”

Terri Land

“Terri is committed to talking to Michigan voters about the issues that are most important to them: the economy, the budget, and taking back our health care by repealing Obamacare,” she said. “The fact that Congressman Peters’ allies in the Democratic Party are trying to tie Terri to the remarks is clearly an act of desperation after the Democrats’ own poll found Land surging by 9 points.” 

 Congressman Fred Upton:
“I join the Governor and other prominent Republicans in condemning Agema’s remarks,” Upton, R-St. Joseph, said in a statement. “There is never an acceptable time or place to tolerate discrimination.”
Paul Welday 14th Congressional District Chair:

“Again, it would seem we have another political firestorm created by comments from our National Committeeman. . . .

“Given his position, he is presumed to represent the Republican Party. While many GOP activists and candidates support traditional marriage, the tone, tenor and veracity of how this issue is pursued is very important to how this is issue is approached.”

Former State Representative Leon Drolet:

Agema’s “bizarre and intensely negative blanket statements” go beyond the issue of traditional marriage but are “intended to demonize and scapegoat people,” Drolet wrote Tuesday.

Dan Perino Former Engler Chief of Staff:

Dan Pero, who was chief of staff and campaign manager for former Gov. John Engler, posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon: “”Every Republican — indeed, every Michiganian — should reject Agema’s silly, bigoted comments in the strongest terms.”

Rep. Joe Haveman

“No doubt, there will continue to be disagreement with regard to social issues, especially if the tenets of one’s faith conflict with a proposal or law,” Haveman said. “But as a Christian man who seeks to walk as Christ taught, I believe differences of opinion should come from a place of love, not a place of hatred and disgust for people who may differ from us.”

Representative Al Pscholka 

Representative Dave Pagel

Senator John Proos




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