Picture from Michigan House floor causes firestorm

(WXYZ) - A picture may be worth a thousand words.  This picture of Michigan State Representatives (left to right) Roger Victory, Peter Pettalia, and Ben Glardon has caused a political firestorm, attacks and an apology. 

The picture was tweeted by a reporter from the Michigan House floor on Thursday with the quote, "Don't say we don't understand women." 

It was later explained the picture was taken for State Representative Gail Haines of Clarkston.  A call to her Friday afternoon was not returned. 

The Michigan Democratic Party Chair said, "Turning the House floor into a frat house party is precisely the sort of thing that makes people ashamed of their Representatives."  

House Speaker Jase Bolger apologized to anyone who was offended adding, "the issue is not reflective of the Michigan House of Representatives, the Republican Party, nor the three legislators in the picture." 

The picture is drawing mixed reactions from voters and has gone viral on social media. 

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