Green MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere was upset over a statement issued by the Green Party apologising for her breach of Covid-19 rules, Stuff understands.
She complained about the matter on a call with many staff present on Wednesday morning and threatened to go to the media with her side of the story, according to a source with knowledge of the call.
Kerekere is said to have complained that a line had been removed from the statement and felt that she had been misled by the party.
The statement was issued by the party on Tuesday afternoon confirming Kerekere’s resignation from her Covid-19 portfolio following a breach of the Covid rules.
Kerekere had flown to Wellington from Gisborne despite being a household contact. The rules currently mean that those who are household contacts are required to isolate – although some can go to work with a negative Rapid Antigen Test.
Was this weird to anyone else?
I read the original release and it was so damning of Kerekere which was such an odd tone.
I don’t think she purposely screwed up, I just think she did so accidentally like many people because the rule changes are confusing.
What I think Kerekere ran foul of was the weird culture that permeates amongst the new woke hypochondriac Green Party membership who hold the Party ransom on Twitter whenever they feel triggered.
In woke green culture one can’t simply disagree or be wrong, one must be purged and cancelled and deplatformed so when Kerekere screwed up, especially over something as cultish as hypochondriac pandemic protocols, she couldn’t just apologise, she needed to be punished and publicly flogged.
Clearly Kerekere didn’t take kindly to that and has threatened the leadership with ‘going to the media’.
This has gloriously given us insight into the new merciless standards of the puritanical woke.
They would eat their own if they weren’t all vegan.
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