Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, embattled lawmakers accused of misconduct and misusing taxpayer resources to hide their extra-marital affair, are no longer representatives in the Michigan House.
Courser, R-Lapeer, resigned at 3:12 a.m. on Friday as the House prepared for a third vote on a resolution to expel him from office.
One hour later, the House voted 91-12 to expel Gamrat, R-Plainwell, making her just the fourth lawmaker ever to be removed from the Michigan Legislature by her peers.
Gamrat was immediately escorted from the chambers, and then the state Capitol, by House sergeants. She declined to speak with the media.
Courser, who spoke with reporters after turning in his resignation letter to the House clerk and walking off the floor, said it simply felt like the appropriate moment to step down. He was convinced the GOP majority was going to find enough Democratic votes to expel him.
As I am sure many of you remember Courser planned to inoculate himself against charges that he was banging his fellow legislator by launching a smear campaign against himself which would accuse him of having been caught having sex with a male prostitute.
Which kind of sounds more like an episode of Alpha House than it does an actual plan in the real world.
Unfortunately for Courser he was caught on tape making those plans for the smear campaign, and that was essentially that.
And of course the cherry on top is that both Garner and Courser were holier than thou Christian moralists who were adamantly against gay marriage,
Which has now become the easiest to spot plot twist ever.