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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R - Livonia, Michigan)

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R - Livonia, Michigan)

As if Congress didn’t have more important things to do, Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R) will introduce a resolution “to retract his earlier remarks and apologize” for statements made about the officer involved last week in the arrest of a Harvard professor, according the Detroit Free Press.

Sergeant James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department arrested Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., after responding to a call of suspected burglary.  Gates had lost his house keys and was breaking into his own home.  The charges of disorderly conduct were later dropped.  President Obama, last week during his news conference, spoke out about the Gates’ arrest saying that police “acted studpidly.”

Obama later tuned back his wording but did not apologize.

McCotter wants a resolution which will force Obama to take back his words “for having unfairly impugned and prejudged his professional conduct,” according the Detroit Free Press article.

Link:  McCotter to urge Obama to apologize to cop over remarks about Gates’ arrest | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press.