Tom Casperson, the State Senator from Northern Michigan known as the “nation’s most liberal Republican Congressional candidate,” invented a fake story about wolves targeting a daycare in order to make a resolution he championed regarding wolf management sound better.
Casperson was forced to admit the issue after media reports exposed it.
According to MLive:
“State Sen. Tom Casperson apologized Thursday for including a fictional account of a real-life incident in a 2011 resolution urging the U.S. Congress to remove Michigan gray wolves from the federal endangered species list.
The Escanaba Republican, a leading advocate for and sponsor of a law that will lead to Michigan’s first-ever wolf hunt later this month, owned up to the error in a floor speech.
“I was mistaken, I am accountable, and I am sorry,” Casperson told his colleagues. “Words matter. Accuracy matters. Especially here, with a topic that is so emotional and is so important to so many, especially those whose way of life is being changed in my district.
“A decision here of whether or not we use sound science to manage wolves, as with all decisions this body makes, should not be based on emotions, agendas or innuendo, but rather on facts.”
Casperson is in a close and heated race against Jack Bergman, a retired General, and former State Senator Jason Allen….