Michael McCormack's actions over the last two days are an attempt to take Australia down the dangerous path of post-truth politics.
The facts are simple. The Black Lives Matter movement is a push back against racist policing and politics. In contrast the Capital riots were because the far right didn't want to accept the results of a fair and democratic election.
The Coalition is growing afraid of the truth. Craig Kelly and the Nationals are avowed deniers of reality, and the cost of the Liberals and Nationals making up their own facts will be the degradation of Australian democracy.
Trump's closest allies are deserting him like rats leaving a sinking ship, yet Morrison and McCormack seem locked in to support him to the bloody end.
There’s a reason McCormack won’t condemn Trump and his rabble of far-right nationalists, racists & conspiracy theorists. He wants their votes at the next election, and is willing to put the Australian people at risk to get them.
Our warning to the Liberals is simple. Taking up Trump style politics is poison to democracy. If this is the direction the Liberal Party is heading, it bodes terribly for the future of Australian politics.
Michael McCormack knows what he’s doing by using this phrase. He’s telling Australia’s racists that he is taking their side.

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