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Republican Politician Fakes Gay Affair To Hide Straight One

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    Published on Aug 9, 2015
    A Tea Party lawmaker is in hot water after trying to cover up a sex scandal with a fake gay sex scanda

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    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM
    Published on Aug 9, 2015
    A Tea Party lawmaker is in hot water after trying to cover up a sex scandal with a fake gay sex scandal.

    Todd Courser has been having an affair with fellow lawmaker Cindy Gamra, and to try to divert attention from this he fabricated rumors that he had hired a gay prostitute.

    Ana Kasparian (The Point), Ben Mankiewicz (What the Flick!?), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

    Does his plan make sense on some level? Will this cost him his seat? Let us know in the comments below.

    “In what can only be described as a convoluted attempt at damage control, a Tea Party state legislator from Michigan plotted to smear himself with a rumor of a hook-up with a gay prostitute behind a nightclub to soften the blow before word got out that he was having an affair with another lawmaker.

    In audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News, State Rep.

    Todd Courser (R) repeatedly tells aides, “I need a controlled burn” before revelations that he had been having an affair with fellow Tea Partier Rep.

    Cindy Gamrat (R).

    A now-former House aide recorded Courser — a married father of four — in mid-May instructing him to send Republican activists an email from what would appear to be an anonymous political enemy claiming Courser had been “caught behind a Lansing nightclub” having sex with a man.”

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