Singh says Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir will have his duties as an MP “suspended.”
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh held a press conference to announce that an allegation was sent to the NDP caucus through email regarding MP Erin Weir.
Singh did not say what the allegation was, or who made the allegation against Weir, only mentioning that it alleged Weir “engaged in harassing behaviour towards women, specifically members of the NDP staff team.”
Interestingly, Singh said the allegations weren’t made by a “survivor” (his word), but by someone else.
Singh’s comments can be seen below:
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says independent investigator will look into allegation that Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir “engaged in harassing behaviour towards women, specifically members of the NDP staff team.” pic.twitter.com/1M18nukmaI
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) February 1, 2018
MP Weir also released a statement, which can be read below:
— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) February 1, 2018
Many have pointed out the absurdity of the situation Erin Weir now finds himself in:
So the accused, Erin Weir, hasn't even been told what the allegation is but he's suspended?? This is how things run now? Is this the play book? Absolute horse shit…
— Alex Pierson (@AlexpiersonAMP) February 1, 2018
Allegations raised against MP Erin Weir for harassing a staffer. He has been suspended from duties pending an investigation. No complaint from an alleged victim. No idea what form the harassment took. Somebody saw something. Very vague…
— Don Martin (@DonMartinCTV) February 1, 2018
Shouldn't any responsible boss call in the subject of serious allegations and investigate the issue before suspending him or her? In the Erin Weir case, @theJagmeetSingh appears to be acting on an email from a third party. This is the madness of crowds.
— John Ivison (@IvisonJ) February 1, 2018
Another anonymous takedown of a man in office. This time, he doesn’t know who the allegations are coming from or what was even alleged. Oh, and neither does his boss who is suspending him. Welcome to the feminist dystopia. https://t.co/vtxQMdD9GH
— Candice Malcolm (@CandiceMalcolm) February 1, 2018
Singh will likely face growing questions about his use of the word “survivor” when referring to allegations that don’t include any life-threatening aspects.
It seems the NDP leader is using the most inflammatory rhetoric possible, in an attempt to raise his own status and image through adherence to total far-left SJW political correctness.
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