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4:56 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Snyder Renews Call For “Civility” In MLK Day Address

Governor Rick Snyder made another call Monday for civility.

It was another veiled reference to a controversial state Republican leader who’s made comments that are anti-gay and anti-Muslim. As we hear from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta, the governor addressed a Martin Luther King Day lunch.

The governor basically repeated what he said last week in his State of the State address, but lamented the fact that he had to say anything at all. The governor still refuses to call out Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema by name, or join other Republicans in calling on him to quit.

“Let’s hopefully see much less of that kind of derogatory and negative speech happening in our state,” he says.  “It should go away totally would be the best answer.”

Agema says his comments are being misconstrued by his enemies. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus just issued a statement condemning Agema’s words. The RNC is to meet this week in Washington.