Now on WDET

The Daily and Marketplace weekdays at 6:00 p.m.

News Review: Courser and Gamrat Ousted and 14th Anniversary of 9/11

Representative Courser resigns and the House expels Representative Gamrat.  Reporter M.L. Elrick and WDET Producer Laura Weber Davis join Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today to discuss the Representatives departures and the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

  • The quality of the Michigan legislature is at an all time low”: According to Elrick, ousting Courser and Gamrat did not “clean up” the House.  The legislature must finally address the political issues that were disregarded during the scandal.
  • Fourteen years later, what has changed?: Immediately after the tragedy of 9/11 the nation seemed united in patriotism, regardless of political party.  Fourteen years have passed and U.S. foreign policy is extremely different. America is paranoid and as Elrick states, “slightly xenophobic and meddlesome.” 

Click the link above to hear the full conversation

Image credit: U.S. Government / Public Doman

About the Author

We want to hear from you.
Share your thoughts and opinions: