RNC Chair Reince Priebus Calls on Anti-Gay Michigan RNC Committeeman Dave Agema to Resign


Calls for the resignation of Michigan RNC Committeman Dave Agema are now coming from the top of his party.

Agema, the notoriously anti-gay RNC committeeman who, in the past has said that gays falsely claim people with AIDS as their lovers in order to cheat the system and get free medical benefits, and last week said Russia's anti-gay law is "common sense", is being called on to step down by RNC Chair Reince Priebus, the Washington Blade reports:

PriebusSean Spicer, an RNC spokesperson, tweeted on the second day of the RNC winter meeting in D.C. that Preibus as well as Michigan Republican Chair Bobby Schostak asked for the resignation of RNC committee member Dave Agema.

RNC Chair @reince and @MIGOP Chair @BobbySchostak have called for the resignation of Dave Agema

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 24, 2014

Kirsten Kukowski, another RNC spokesperson, confirmed the tweet for the Washington Blade, saying “For the good of the party we believe Dave Agema should resign.”

According to the Detroit Free Press, Priebus and Schostak called for Agema to step down shortly after Priebus spoke to the RNC on Friday at the winter meeting about the need to expand the party’s base of voters.

We'll keep you updated.


  1. MikeKV says

    When he does finally step down, I’m sure any number of the homophobic hate groups will be waiting to catch him with open arms…

  2. disgusted american says

    you couldnt pay me enough money to lower my self respect and Vote GO…No thanks…..I want an America where ALL are Treated Equally, and religion stays OUT of the public sphere……the RNC can’t hide its BS with make-up….cause we know what they’re made of!!!

  3. Taylor says

    Oh no….Republicans trying to shut down other Republicans for using their freedom of speech, by attempting to force them out high profile positions, simply because they don’t like their message!

    The irony is delicious! YUM!

  4. Francis says

    He will not resign. He sees himself as a martyr. Republicans will literally have to force the man out and we’ll see if they do it and how serious they really are about “changing tone”.

  5. Pervy McPerv says

    It’s fun to watch the Republican establishment types finally starting to panic at the bigoted morons they’ve done so much to foster over the years.

  6. jamal49 says

    He won’t resign. The Tea Party won’t permit it. Reince Priebus will be forced out as RNC Chair by that very Tea Party. The GOP, after years of pandering to its “base” will now see that base rise up and purge the GOP of all those it sees as “RINOS”. The GOP as we remember or wish to see it is doomed.

    Good riddance.

  7. anon says

    I guess they want him to resign because they know he’ll keep coming up with ever more egregious things to say.

  8. jjose712 says

    I think some on the republican party finally realize that rampant homophobia doesn’t give you votes anymore

  9. Plus ça change.... says

    Priebus et al can insist. Agema can refuse.

    Preibus et al can claim they tried, they did their best, that they’re the “New GOP”.

    Meanwhile, Agema goes right on bigotting his a.$.$ off in Michigan.

    …..plus c’est la meme chose.