I’m going with gigantic hypocrite for $400 Alex.
While Justin Trudeau keeps hoping his “I don’t recall any negative interactions” line makes his ‘groping’ scandal go away, his own hypocrisy is proving to be the big problem.
As many have pointed out, had Trudeau not branded himself as a feminist, repeatedly talked about ‘zero-tolerance’ even for accusations, and punished his own MPs for unproven allegations, he would be able to simply apologize, say he’s improved since the alleged ‘grope’ happened, and moved on.
Most people – even his political opponents – would be reasonable when it comes to something that allegeldy happened 18 years ago.
And yet, it’s Trudeau himself who built an image based on being a ‘woke’ feminist zealot – which has left him with very little room when facing his own problems.
It’s the problem of hypocrisy, and Trudeau’s treatment of two of his own MPs is one of the most gigantic examples of hypocrisy ever seen in Canadian politics.
As you may recall, a while back Justin Trudeau suspended Liberal MPs Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews – over misconduct allegations.
The allegations never got to the point of involving the legal system.
Interestingly, the MP who made the complaint against Pacetti is Christine Moore – who ironically now faces her own allegations of misconduct. And, while it’s never nice getting into the details on these things, Moore herself has told a reporter that she provided the condom used by Mr. Pacetti in their ‘encounter.’
But despite Pacetti denying any untoward behaviour, Trudeau has not reinstated him, and Pacetti’s political career is basically over.
Meanwhile, Andrews accepted the findings of a misconduct investigation, saying he “learned a lot about myself.” Trudeau then permanently removed him from the Liberal Caucus.
Clearly, Justin Trudeau used them as politically expedient examples of his ‘zero-tolerance’ policy – a policy he once said would apply equally to himself.
And yet, Trudeau has neither denied the allegations against himself as Pacetti did, or admitted wrongdoing and sought to make amends, as Andrews did.
Instead, he’s tried to say he doesn’t remember anything bad.
Obviously, Trudeau should either hold himself to the same standard he set for Pacetti and Andrews, or he should at the very least apologize for holding them to a standard he won’t apply to himself.
But we know he won’t do that.
Instead, he’ll keep repeating his same talking point, keep trying to cast himself as a woke feminist, and keep being the biggest hypocrite Canadian politics has ever seen.
At the end of the day, it’s all pathetic.
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