With Pierre "Squealer" Poilievre leading Big Daddy’s mouthbreathing, in-and-out, security-breaching charge, of course. From today's Grope and Flail:
Tories maintain Cadman tape was doctored
The Conservatives are repeating allegations that a B.C. journalist doctored a tape of Stephen Harper talking about the Cadman affair – but only in places where they are protected from lawsuits.
MP Pierre Poilievre, the parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister, slipped out of the Commons by the back door Friday morning rather than take up the NDP's challenge that he repeat the claims outside the chamber. MPs cannot be sued for what they say in the Commons, but outside the door of the House, they have no special protection.
In the Commons today, New Democrat MP Joe Comartin pressed the government to provide evidence that the tape was doctored, or apologize to Mr. Zytaruk for smearing his reputation.
“We need not provide that evidence because it was already provided in court. It is proven that the tape was doctored, but happily the issue is resolved now,” Mr. Poilievre replied.
An angry Mr. Comartin demanded that Mr. Polievre repeat the statement outside “so Mr. Zytaruk can sue him for maligning his reputation.”
Instead, Mr. Poilievre slipped out a back door and avoided reporters waiting to speak to him.
Leadership! Accountability! Stand by what I said? Are you fucking nuts?