Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has come under quite a bit of fire since his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper aired earlier this week. While the story had simmered locally, the sudden exposure on national news hurried Shirvell's decline dramatically.
Attorney General Mike Cox defended Shirvell's right to free speech and refused to fire him claiming that the anti-gay fanatic's lunacy was happening on his off-work hours. Attorney general candidate David Leyton called on his opponent in the race to also condemn Shirvell's actions.
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, however, tweeted her disgust with the lawyer to her followers. "If I was still Attorney General and Andrew Shirvell worked for me, he would have already been fired," she said on the social networking site.
Shirvell has taken a voluntary leave of absence from the Attorney General's office although a Detroit News article, now removed from their website, claimed that Shirvell was suspended.
Chris Armstrong, the young college student government leader that Shirvell has been stalking and humiliating, has filed for a restraining order against Shirvell.