Michael McCormack claims he has the ‘majority support’ of the Nationals party room, as Barnaby Joyce circles. All the days events, live
Seriously, Michael McCormack says – it is all just fine and dandy.
Nobody has expressed any dissatisfaction about what I’m doing. They have asked for more regional projects, more infrastructure. I know they will concentrate on making sure that they continue to do as I am the very best job that they’ve been sent here to Canberra to do.
Here is Michael McCormack’s best version of THIS IS FINE:
Well, Barnaby Joyce has said that he’s not canvassing it, and I believe him. Whether or not others are, well, that’s a matter for them. The fact is I have the majority support in the National party and the fact is I have to say not one National party member has come to me and said they’re dissatisfied with anything.
They come to me in a conga line asking for infrastructure projects, making sure they want roads to get their people home sooner and safer and I’m supporting those efforts, those bids. Delighted we’re announcing the Regional Growth Fund announcements and making sure those regional areas – Liberal, National, indeed Labor – are looked after with the sorts of infrastructure that people who live in regional Australia expect and deserve.
Because I know I’ve got the majority of the support of the party room. Not one member has come to me and said they’re dissatisfied with anything. I know I have got the support of the party room. I know that as these stories have arisen, particularly in the last 24 hours, the number of colleagues who have texted me, who phoned me, who visited my office and said, ‘Look, you’re doing a great job, just continue what you’re doing.’
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