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Fellow Republicans Still Calling For Agema's Resignation

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - More Republicans are calling for David Agema to resign in the wake of his controversial comments concerning gays and Muslims. 

One of the lessons republicans say they learned when Mitt Romney lost, was that the party needed to open its arms to a wide variety of groups including gays, minorities, and others.

Some Republicans argue national committeeman Agema is doing just the opposite with his continuing dialogue which many view as anti-gay and anti-Muslim.

"I think the time has come for us to ask Mr. Agema to do the right thing and resign," said Sen. Roger Kahn.

And Kahn is not alone. Mid Michigan congressman Mike Rogers, Congressman Dave Camp, Congresswoman Candice miller and GOP Congressman Fred Upton want Agema out, too.

The governor didn't mention Agema by name in his state of the state, but called for more civility.

The senate minority leader says republicans need to embrace policies that will help assure equal rights for gays and others. Anything short of that "could be viewed as lip service," said Sen. Gretchen Whitmer.

 

 

But the administration steadfastly refused to finger Agema by name.

 

"We're not going to let anything get in our way in perusing the things that we want to pursue," said Lt. Governor Brian Calley. "For us, it's important that we're not distracted."

Agema says he will not resign and points to supporters in the GOP who back what he's been saying. 

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