Even though a Liberal MP already took responsibility for the invite of Jaspal Atwal – which was almost certainly known by the Prime Minister’s Office – the government is attempting to shift blame for their disgraceful debacle.
The Trudeau government has tried a pathetic political trick to somehow distance themselves from the invite of Jaspal Atwal – a convicted attempted murderer and former member of an illegal Khalistani extremist group – to a dinner with Trudeau.
They used a “senior government official” to claim that the invite of Atwal was actually orchestrated by the government of India – in an attempt to make the Trudeau government look bad for being connected to Sikh extremists.
Obviously, this is a pathetic attempt to avoid responsibility, and people can see through it.
As Andrew Scheer told the Toronto Star, “I believe the prime minister either needs to substantiate these claims, that elements within the Indian government have played an active role in embarrassing our prime minister, or he needs to disavow these statements. The implications of saying that elements in the Indian government have played a role in this are profound.”
Scheer makes an important point, as Trudeau appears to be takng the most cowardly possible approach.
Not only is Trudeau refusing to back up what an anonymous government source claimed, he won’t deny it either. So, he’s trying to have it both ways by having the government level a serious accusation at India so he can avoid accountability for the Atwal invite, without saying anything about the Indian government himself.
It only adds to the disgraceful debacle that was Trudeau’s trip to India, and it shows once again that Trudeau refuses to ever accept real responsibility for anything.
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