Victorian Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has been reduced to tears after a comment from Labor’s Murray Watt was made during a debate over banning Nazi symbols.
Ms Henderson was targeted by Labor after it was revealed she privately urged Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto not to expel MP Moira Deeming, who helped organised a rally which was gate-crashed by people displaying a Nazi salute.
Mr Pesutto is seeking to expel the Liberal member for organising the ‘Let Women Speak’ rally as he says the values of the rally “were not consistent” with Party values and Ms Deeming’s position is now “untenable”.
Mr Watt withdrew his comment upon being ordered to by the President of the Senate.
Ms Henderson has since contacted the parliamentary workplace support service.
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