Mike Sabin To Investigate Police Who Are Investigating Him For Violence In A Giant Cluster Fuck Of Stupidity.
This is very troublesome, and also illustrates the huge arrogance that is such a giant part of this National Parties ‘reign of terror and law breaking’. In any civilised country a Member of Parliament would be stepped down whilst the Police ‘investigation’ was conducted.
A National Party MP at the centre of reports he is being investigated by police over an alleged assault will remain as chairman of the law and order select committee in Parliament.
Northland MP Mike Sabin, 46, has gone to ground since reports emerged late last year that he was under investigation by police after a complaint had been laid against him.
Neither Mr Sabin, Prime Minister John Key nor the police have confirmed the reports.
This morning, Mr Key said he was comfortable with Mr Sabin holding the role of chairman of the law and order select committee.
“As I speak to you today, I’m very happy for him to continue in the position he does,” Mr Key told Radio New Zealand this morning.
Mr Sabin was a “fully functioning member of the caucus”, he said.
He refused to comment on the allegations or whether he had been made aware of a police investigation.
“I’m obviously aware of people wanting to make allegations, but I’m just not in a position, for a variety of different reasons, legal and otherwise, to want to make comments about that,” he said.
Mr Key later described the allegations as “rumours”, and said he would not “buy into some rumour mill”.
If the allegations were correct, the public would “in the fullness of time, subject to the law” be informed about it, Mr Key told the broadcaster.
Despite the potential controversy, it is understood Mr Sabin will be present at Te Tii Marae on Waitangi Day alongside his party colleagues.
Yesterday Mr Key said he would be surprised if Mr Sabin was not present, as he is the local MP for Northland.
“I would be [surprised], but just wait and see. It’ll be my expectation that all members who have indicated to the whips that they’re going would be there,” he said.
“I don’t know if he has indicated to whips if he is going or not.”
National’s senior whip Tim Macindoe expects Mr Sabin to attend.
Labour leader Andrew Little said said the Prime Minister should make it clear to the public what the situation was.
“The issue is whether there’s a police investigation going on about Mike Sabin. The Prime Minister will know if there is an investigation, and he should tell the public, the public are entitled to know,” he said today.
“If there’s an investigation, tell the public. If there isn’t one, tell the public – it’s that simple.”
Gods, would be amazing if Marama got into Parliament, She is gold.
The Green Party has called a short-notice press conference for 11am.
Green MPs are “in a cone of silence on pain of death”, by one account, on the topic of the mystery presser.
If a member of caucus is resigning, Marama Davidson is next on the Greens’ list.
NBR Politics Editor Rob Hosking will cover events as they unfold.
Well, shit. But is treatable so good. She seriously just needs a new kidney as soon as possible.
Georgina Beyer is seriously ill.
The first transgender Member of Parliament has told the Woman’s Day she has been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. Jonah Lomu suffered from the same condition.
The diagnosis came just days before the 55-year-old was to announce her intentions to stand as Wellington mayor.
She will need to have kidney dialysis four times a day for the rest of her life until she gets a kidney transplant.