Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the Michigan Civil Rights Commission made the right call Tuesday night to remove Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Augustin Arbulu.
The commission voted 5-2 to oust Arbulu over his sexist comments. Whitmer was among dozens of elected officials who called for his ouster. Earlier this month, she booted Arbulu from her cabinet meetings.
“As the governor previously stated, she believed the Commission needed to go in a different direction. The Commission’s vote to remove the director was the right decision, and it’s an important first step to help the Department of Civil Rights fulfill its important mission going forward,” Whitmer Communications Director Zack Pohl said on Wednesday.