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RNC committeeman Agema discusses resignation push

Michigan Republican Dave Agema
Michigan Republican Dave Agema

FREMONT (WKZO) -- Embattled Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema continues to stand his ground against calls for his resignation, but may have been close to doing so.

In a speech to a church in Fremont this week, Agema said his wife tried to get him to step down, saying they didn't need the hassle.  That came after former Republican National Committeewoman Betsy DeVos urged him to resign, but Agema noted by the time they got home from a cruise, they were overwhelmed with supporters telling him not to quit.

Agema has been under fire from the Republican establishment for several months over what many saw as homophobic and anti-Muslim Facebook posts and speeches.  Those calling for him to step down include Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, former Michigan National Committeewoman Betsy Devos and nearly all of the state's GOP members of Congress.

Agema spoke at the church for over an hour and half, hitting topics from why he's opposed to gay marriage to why he feels President Obama is a socialist out to destroy the country.

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