Colin Espiner reports that Rodney Hide has gone into his shell as outrage over David Garrett’s appalling sterilisation comments builds.
Since Irish broke the story of Garrett’s comments yesterday, it has spread like wildfire through the blogosphere and the msm. And nowhere will you find a reaction from anyone in ACT or from their coalition partners.
Hide needs to state his party’s position once and for all. Is Garrett the true face of ACT? If not, he needs to go. If Garrett’s statements do reflect party policy I can only hope this is the final nail in ACT’s coffin. It has already strayed so far from its origins as “The Liberal Party” that it is unrecognisable.
What does the Prime Minister think about his government being propped up by a man who thinks it’s a good idea to bribe the poor to get sterilised?
What do Hone Harawira and the other Maori Party MPs think about being in a coalition with a man who is essentially saying it’s better if the poor and the brown don’t breed?
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