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Posted: Saturday, 25 January 2014 4:40AM

Agema Refusing To Quit After Head Of GOP Calls For Resignation



As the calls for his resignation grow louder, Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is digging in and refusing to quit. He put out a press release Friday, several hours after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak called on him to resign "for the good of the party." Agema, a former state Representative from Grandville, admitted to making errors in judgement but is steadfastly refusing to step down. He is under fire for anti-gay comments to the Berrien County Republican Party in December and a slew of homophobic and anti-Muslim posts on his Facebook page. In his statement, Agema says he feels badly about how his words have been received. He went on to say quote, "I readily acknowledge my mistake, appreciate the charitable efforts of Muslim Americans, and offer my sincerest apology for reposting an article that has been re-quoted as my words. I stand with peaceful Muslims who share my concern with radicalism and look forward to continuing to work with people of all faiths that uphold American values." The state's other GOP National Committeewoman, U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, joined Congressmen Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Justin Amash, Mike Rogers and Candace Miller in urging Agema to quit on Friday.

   

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