Rep. Justin Amash, challenger Brian Ellis join call for Michigan GOP leader Dave Agema to resign
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash and primary challenger Brian Ellis have joined a throng of Republican Party figures calling for Dave Agema to step down from his post as Republican National Committeeman.
Ellis first called for Agema’s resignation in a Monday news release, and used the opportunity to take a swipe at Amash. In a statement emailed Tuesday to The Grand Rapids Press and MLive, Amash, R-Cascade Township, also said Agema should step down.
The calls are the latest from a growing chorus of Republican leaders who say Agema’s recent controversial remarks about homosexuals and Muslims have made him a distraction for the GOP.