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Transparency needed in Senate Lucindo investigation

We hope the Michigan Senate finds the intestinal fortitude and legal means to release the results of an internal investigation of one of its own, Sen. Peter Lucido.

Lucindo, R-Detroit, allegedly planted his foot squarely in his mouth recently when he told a female reporter for the Michigan Advance, a nonprofit publication, that relative to a group of high school boys who were visiting the Capitol on Tuesday, “You should hang around! You could have a lot of fun with these boys, or they could have a lot of fun with you,” according to her column.

The column spurred Lucido to apologize for the “misunderstanding.” Later, Senate leaders asked the Senate Business Office to formally investigate the situation, according to the Detroit News.

Although Senate officials have said they plan to make public any action the Senate might take in the matter, straight away, we believe the Senate should make a complete disclosure of its findings in its investigation.

Lucindo’s 8th Senatorial District includes Mount Clemens, St. Clair Shores, village of Grosse Pointe Shores, Bruce, Chesterfield, Harrison, Lenox, Ray, Shelby and Washington townships, New Haven, and Romeo in Macomb County.

Those are the people, we believe, who need to become better acquainted with Sen. Lucindo.