ACT Leader Rodney Hide today accepted the resignation of David Garrett MP from the ACT Party.What new information? Rodney knew about the Tongan conviction, and he knew about the discharge without conviction. If Hide didn’t seek from Garrett complete details of the facts behind the identity-theft case (including affidavits) then he’s an even bigger idiot than I thought.
“New information that came to light regarding the affidavit David swore in his 2005 court case made it impossible to defend his position as a member of the ACT caucus,” Mr Hide said.
“In light of this, it has become clear to David that it would be inappropriate for him to remain in his position as an ACT MP. As such, this morning he resigned from caucus and the Party.
So in all likelihood Hide knew exactly what the affidavit said.
This is a pathetic and see-through attempt by a truly desperate Rodney Hide to justify his position. A position that is indefensible. Hide backed Garrett to the hilt only a day or so ago, and nothing has changed.
Update: So maybe Hide didn't ask the details of Garrett's identity-theft case. If true that would make Hide a prize idiot.