Embattled state Rep. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, sent his own audio tape early Monday morning, saying he sent a false e-mail about paying for gay sex because he was being blackmailed.I submit this as irrefutable proof that conservatism is a form of brain damage. I've seen flakka users who were more coherent.
The long and rambling audio tape blames his former staffers, Ben Graham, Josh Cline and Keith Allard, for colluding with the Lansing “mafia” establishment to bring him down. And it didn’t work, he said, because he’s decided to stay in office to expose the “political shenanigans” that are happening in Lansing.
“The e-mail was put in motion to disrupt the blackmailer and give me some clues as to the surveillance of my life. It was all done in a pressure cooker and … it put me in a situation where a bad choice was the choice that I made,” he said, noting the alleged blackmailer’s intent was to get him to resign.
“But to change the country, men and women must be able to stand unafraid even when they’re a broken messenger. And I’m a certainly a broken messenger,” he said in the recording. “I have chosen to stay and make them play their hand. I think it is absolutely necessary to have these clandestine operations to control public officials be exposed. So I have refused to leave quietly and have decided that these efforts really need to come out.”