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19 Feb, 7 tweets, 2 min read
“we at all times, the ministers who had knowledge of this matter, and the senior staff who had knowledge of this matter, sought to have the involvement of the police. But that is not something that we the government can do” - Morrison on the alleged rape in a Ministerial office.
Morrison then asserts that he supported Turnbull in sacking Joyce from cabinet for having a consensual relationship with a staffer.
He does not say why he brought this up.
he spends a few more minutes spreading responsibility for what appears to be a serial rapist in the Liberal Party across all political parties, all workplaces, and “many years”, and fucks off.
asked about the second victim who has come forward, Morrison claims to be “very upset at these circumstances” and “particularly this young woman” who he “does not know who this young woman is” in the most unconvincing way possible.
correction. “But that is not something the government can force”. For the record, it was AFTER involvement of Liberal Party ministers and staffers - and being told by police they were getting “pushback” - that Ms Higgins withdrew the complaint.
she was silenced by Liberal Party operatives. Liberal Party Ministers, Liberal Party staffers. Every person in her position aspires to work on a federal campaign. She withdrew the police complaint two days after the election was called.
one of three articles, in the possibly hundreds I have read or at least seen the headlines, by an author whose feminist literacy level is up to the task.…

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