FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the Michigan Democratic Party
Friday, December 13, 2013
LANSING – Debbie Dingell, Democratic National Committeewoman from Michigan, today questioned if Republican National Committeewoman and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land will censure her fellow RNC member Dave Agema this weekend.
“The Republican State Central Committee meets this weekend, and it will be interesting to see if Terri Lynn Land will stand up against the recent unacceptable remarks from RNC Committeeman David Agema, that were offensive as much in their bigotry as in their ignorance.
“I hope she will use this meeting as an opportunity to show leadership in condemning his remarks and calling for his resignation. I believe as women leaders we have a responsibility to stand up against hatred and bigotry in any form….and that doing so is not a partisan issue.
“Of course, we should be to engage in heated and passionate discussion and we don’t always have to agree. But neither should we engage in name-calling.
“Every American should be able to live in this country and in their community free of discrimination based on race, creed, color and sexual orientation. Thankfully, we have made great progress in recent years and the horrific remarks of Mr. Agema’s are not only stunning, but unacceptable. Many conservative members of the Republican Party have already voiced their concern about the tone and tenor of his remarks, and I hope as a leader in her Party she will add her voice to those already expressed.”