Human embodiment of B.O. and Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen is at it again. This time, he’s not trying to get us to boycott Ben & Jerry’s or chucking a tanty about The Gays. He’s upgraded quite significantly, actually, to posting photos of himself holding guns and saying shit like, “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?“
Well, not shit like that. Shit that is exactly that.
This dangerous man should face severe disciplinary action for inciting violence. Unfit for public office. pic.twitter.com/YPR6Ejsz9C— Josh Bornstein (@JoshBBornstein) February 18, 2018
It’s an astonishing display of poor taste, coming just days after the second most deadly school shooting in America, which has made headlines around the world and ignited debate about gun control in the US yet again.
But let’s not let that get in the way of Georgie getting to play with guns and make tough-guy Dirty Harry jokes!!!
What the fuck is going on here, by the way. Who let him hold the gun like that? WHERE’S HIS MINDER?
Fortunately this display of piggery has not gone unnoticed, and Queensland environmental activist Ben Pennings says he’s reported Christensen to the cops, along with the people responsible for the 100+ death threats Pennings says he received online. He told SBS News:
I reckon the abusers are ultimately cowards but I’ve gone to the police just to be sure. I’ve added George Christensen to the list and will report him to the Federal Police also. We shouldn’t allow bullies to be Federal MPs.
He’s not the only one to report old Christo to the AFP – Greens leader Richard Di Natale has gone the federal reporting route as well. Many others are calling for Christensen’s resignation.
I have reported George Christensen’s disgraceful post to the AFP and have asked Malcolm Turnbull to instruct him to take it down and apologise. 17 kids gunned down in cold blood and he thinks this is ok? He’s not fit to be an mp.— Richard Di Natale (@RichardDiNatale) February 18, 2018
George Christensen has finally revealed his deepest flaws as a human being.— Julian Burnside (@JulianBurnside) February 18, 2018
He debases any party he belongs to.
He does not deserve to be in parliament https://t.co/ohH4eoH7Zm
You gotta ask yourself, does he realise that 17 people have just been murdered in the US because of the kind of gun violence he is inciting? pic.twitter.com/ykHvIkwXxp— Nick McKim (@NickMcKim) February 18, 2018
Wow. So according to @GChristensenMP apparently two days is the respectful length of time to wait after a school shooting before making a joke about massacring your political nemeses. pic.twitter.com/VsI88cdjFA— Claire Connelly (@_ClaireConnelly) February 18, 2018
George Christensen will say it was a joke, he’s a straight shooter in the war on PC & blah blah blah. Except he’s just a dickhead. That’s it. A dickhead.— ????Longworth72???? (@Longworth72) February 18, 2018
Hi @GChristensenMP. I see you posted this on facebook a few hours ago. On Thursday I sat in Sydney with a 20 yr old kid as he sobbed at news of the Parkland shooting. His friend, Scott Beigel, was killed. I'd be happy to have a chat about why your post is not funny if you'd like? https://t.co/cNhhEbRoKJ— Sharna Bremner (@sharnatweets) February 18, 2018
It looks like George Christensen posted this yesterday on his FB page. Does he know how many park rangers and conservationists are murdered each year? pic.twitter.com/RuRr68Kaw5— Peter Whish-Wilson (@SenatorSurfer) February 18, 2018
Workers have been shot and killed just for doing their job.— Australian Unions (@unionsaustralia) February 18, 2018
George Christensen knows this and still posted it.
Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/uIjC6WJ7ve
This is just how disgusting George Christensen is. This isn't funny. It's stupid and irresponsible. An immediate apology is required. He should resign. Totally unfit to be an MP. What a complete arsehole, especially in light of recent events. #auspol https://t.co/Vx2HulDNyD— ???? ???? ????????⚕️ Cat (@LittleBertie01) February 18, 2018
A Member of Parliament inciting violence against a group of voters should be a sackable offence. If the leader of the Nationals had any class he’d sack him. https://t.co/w2zlo3JdTI— Sarah Hanson-Young???? (@sarahinthesen8) February 18, 2018
Received this email tonight from George Christensen suporter. Classy. pic.twitter.com/jPXJEYuta9— Sarah Hanson-Young???? (@sarahinthesen8) February 18, 2018
Considering the Nationals’ response to the Barnaby Joyce scandal (i.e. scuff feet and mumble that it’s not that bad), I’ll be very surprised if Christensen sees consequences from his own party. The police, on the other hand, might have something more to say to him. Here’s hoping.