Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has slammed Scott Morrison, calling him a liar and the worst ever Australian prime minister in a scathing parliamentary rant.
Ms Lambie screamed out in the Senate chamber on Tuesday as she lambasted Mr Morrison and the Coalition government for their ‘incompetence,’ saying she was looking forward to them losing the next election.
‘You are finished in the next election. You’re gone,’ Senator Lambie said.
‘You’re finished in Tasmania. I reckon your two seats are gone. They’re completely gone.’
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie slammed Scott Morrison in parliament on Tuesday, calling him a liar
The outspoken independent senator said she would run her own candidates in Liberal-held seats and ‘pass those preferences where they deserve to go – not to political liars’.
She tackled Mr Morrison for not delivering on his election promises.
‘[The Coalition] have gone from one prime minister to another and this is the worst one on record,’ she said.
‘He’s incompetent. He’s not a leader and I’m enjoying watching him and you fall apart.’
Ms Lambie said it was ‘shameful’ the government had not established a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption almost three years on from when the Prime Minister first promised to do so.
‘It’s been 1076 days the PM stood up and told the country they’d get an integrity commission in this term of parliament,’ she said.
‘He told us that he was committed to getting it done – another lie.’
The incredible rant comes after Ms Lambie unleashed on One Nation leader Pauline Hanson for her stance against vaccine mandates on Monday.
She accused One Nation of ‘using people’s fear’ to gain popularity before the coming election.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured right with his wife Jenny) has been called a liar by Senator Jacquie Lambie
On Monday Ms Hanson introduced a bill to ban mandatory vaccinations and overturn state and territory leader’s requirements for full vaccination to be required in some settings.
Despite five Coalition senators crossing the floor, the bill failed to pass.
Ms Lambie said unvaccinated Australians should grow up.
‘Being held accountable for your actions isn’t called discrimination, it’s called being a god-damn bloody adult.
‘It’s putting others before yourself and that’s what this country is supposed to be about,’ she said.
Senator Lambie said state premiers introduced vaccine mandates because they ‘don’t want to be playing Russian roulette with other people’s lives’ and described One Nation as the ‘enemy of health workers and officials who would have to clean up after the outbreak.’
On Tuesday she said governments keeping unvaccinated people away from businesses was not discriminatory.
‘You have a choice,’ she said on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.
‘If you don’t want to be vaccinated, you have that choice, but we have people in aged care and we can make sure that they stay safe and our choice is that we want those people in there and working around them to be vaccinated.
Senator Jacqui Lambie speaks against One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson’s vaccine discrimination bill in the Senate chamber on Monday, November 22, 2021
‘It’s not different to pubs, clubs, tourist places … We [have] to put others before ourselves, this is the Australian way.
‘We have been given the freedom to make that decision, so you wear what comes with it.’
Speaking on Channel Nine, Ms Lambie said Mr Morrison was trying to play ‘both sides’ and that this was ‘dangerous’.
Senator Pauline Hanson seemed both bemused and amused by Jacqui Lambie’s attack on her on Monday
‘I think it is not helpful if you don’t have a solid leader that’s leading the country that wants to try to please everybody,’ she said.
‘This is a serious situation we’re in and he needs to stick by his guns and get on with this … He can’t be playing both sides.
‘We’re all getting a taste of our freedoms back and he needs to be really, really solid here.’
She also said Mr Morrison was ‘bringing division into this country’.
‘Be solid, be a leader, and show it,’ she told ABC Radio National.