Disgraced Act MP David Garrett believes details about his using the identity of a dead infant to get a false passport were leaked by Heather Roy's supporters to discredit leader Rodney Hide, and he was simply collateral damage.Stating the obvious, I would have thought. As soon as this story came out I thought “Heather Roy”.
He said Mrs Roy had clear designs on the party leadership and his downfall was aimed at undermining Mr Hide's leadership.Given Garrett’s central role in formulating and advancing ACT’s law and order policies, he may not necessarily have been merely incidental damage. Roy may well be quite pleased to see those policies now being ridiculed.
"It's been described as collateral damage. I supported Rodney...I suppose they decided that if I went down in flames I'd got what I deserved."