Latest Update – Irene will apologize to James Moore – CTV.
…Late Wednesday, the NDP confirmed that she “is satisfied” with Moore’s explanation.
In a press release, the New Democrats said that “Ms. Matheson has accepted the explanation and offered her apologies.”
Akin said that Moore told him that “this has been the worst day of his career.”
Earlier in the day, before Mathyssen had backed away from her claims, CTV Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife said he was at a loss to recall if anyone had leveled such allegations against an MP before.
He told CTV Newsnet, “What we are witnessing is a House of Commons in the last month-and-a-half which has really gone into a lot of mudslinging, a lot of effort to ruin people’s reputations.”
Warren Kinsella also updates his comments.
Stephen Taylor – NDP climbs down.
The antics on the Hill just keep getting worse and worse.
And why was Irene Mathyssen looking at looking at Moore’s laptop anyway?
As an aside, what is this about a sitting Premier who admits to possibly “receiving thousands in improper campaign contributions”? Is he referring to Charest? Because the pundits on MDL say that was all proper back then. The rules have changed now. So what exactly is he trying to suggest?
And Karen Redman jumps the shark with snarky, self-righteous unsubstantiated vilification:
Mr. Moore appeared stunned by the allegation, especially after it was amplified by Liberal MP Karen Redman, who said it was a “very serious allegation” and suggested Mr. Moore “look in his heart, perhaps look on his laptop.”
Oh that’s really nice, Karen. We voters in Kitchener Centre will remember that one come February.
Oh boy. Liberal bloggers are running with this one – Get a room, James Moore.
Totally predictable response from the peanut gallery – This Dipper already has Moore connected with offensive pictures and sexual harassment concerns. Good grief. And what kind of impression will the average viewer get from all this?
Does Moore get a trial before he’s hung by this kangaroo court?
Aaron Wherry thinks Karen Redman is ‘soft-spoken’.