Nationals MP, former journalist and live-action Oogie Boogie actor George Christensen is copping a fucktonne of flack from his own party for some recent fucked up comments, so when the hell is he going to face actual consequences for his actions?
It feels like every second day someone in the Coalition is doing something completely fucked up, but when it comes to George Christensen, is anybody really that surprised?
The infamously backwards MP, and host to at least 1000 live toads, hopped on far-right American commentator and full-time barbecue grease bucket Alex Jones‘ Infowars web series yesterday to make some rather twisted comments about COVID-19 restrictions.
In particular, the two laughed about how Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions were much like Nazi Germany, and called Aussie quarantine the “Australian version of Tiananmen Square”. Yes, this is a politician. Let this sink in for a sec.
26 ppl died at Sandy Hook – 20 of them children.
Alex Jones says it was a hoax.
But George Christensen’s happy to go on his show.
GC: “Good on you for standing up for freedom. You’re one of those beacons that we have around the world.”
AJ: “God Bless you sir.” #auspol
— Zac McLean (@zacjmclean) December 6, 2021
Today, David Littleproud, acting leader of the Nationals party while Barnaby Joyce gallivants about the UK, has completely condemned Christensen’s comments, as any normal thinking human should.
“I have to say, we as a National party have to condemn — we respect his right for freedom of speech. But with that comes a responsibility,” Littleproud said in a press conference.
“We want to work constructively with George, but know that there are limits and there are boundaries that we as federal politicians have to adhere to.”
Yes, like not being a fucking Nazi?
I’ve spoken with George Christensen this morning about his judgement on going on the show.
Some of my comments he agreed with and he understands both my position and the views of the party room.
— David Littleproud MP (@D_LittleproudMP) December 6, 2021
However, as much as Christensen is embarrassing his party and the rest of Australia, Littleproud maintained that he has the right to think the way he does, which is dumb, right? No, it’s definitely dumb. Moving on.
“He is a respected member of the party room, and we want to have a conversation with him about respecting the party room back,” Littleproud continued.
“Obviously George is at the extremities of much of what mainstream Australia thinks, but it’s a view that should have an opportunity in any democratic society to be aired.
“But it should be aired in a responsible manner.
“I condemn his comments, and I think it was an error of judgement for him to go on that program.”
Per the ABC, the Prime Minister’s office and the office of Barnaby Joyce have declined the opportunity to comment on Christensen’s words, which is unsurprising at this point.
Enjoying another day of the endless cycle of George Christensen pic.twitter.com/7c5zk3T1sY
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) December 6, 2021
During the show, Christensen also asked Aussies to begin protesting outside of embassies to make a point. What point that is I’m not too sure, and at this point, I’m too afraid to entertain the idea.
“The rest of the free world, please stand with us, please support us, and –,” you know what, fuck it. No more Christensen quote for us. We deserve better.
George Christensen is a member of the Liberal National Party in Qld and a member of the Government.
If Scott Morrison wanted to condemn Mr Christensen and remove him from his party/government he could.
He won’t because he wants him there appealing to the far right. #auspol
— Senator Nita Green (@nitagreenqld) December 7, 2021