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The Prime Minister continues to fave questions over whether a “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ culture exists in the Liberal Party – as he continues to claim he didn’t know about the alleged rape perptrated in Parliament House by one of his employees.
The Prime Minister has declared he was “not happy” to learn that Senator Linda Reynolds learned nearly two years ago that AFP were investigating a sexual assault but never told him.
The AFP called her to tell her of the investigation into an alleged sexual assault and she had met with the complainant, her staffer Brittany Higgins.
At a press conference this morning, the Prime Minister was asked, “Do you have some sort of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy? Why did you not know until recently that there was an alleged sexual assault?.”
Morrison said that question was valid, but journalists need to understand that he didn’t even know that his party employed sheilas until a couple days ago.
“Mate, I when I got told about this incident, the first thing I thought of was why was a young woman even working in a Minister’s office”
“I don’t want to sound dumb, haha, but I honestly didn’t think we hired women for these kinds of roles”
Morrison went on to explain that as someone who didn’t even realise women could get passes into Parliament House, how was he supposed to know that his own staff members raped someone during the pre-election damage control period of 2019.
“I mean, yeah, obviously sometimes they get elected. But that’s the voters hiring them. Not me haha”
“I didn’t know anything. I didn’t even know who Senator Reynolds was until a couple days ago and she’s my Minister for Defence haha”
A LOT MORE TO COME.