Federal

Mar 2, 2018

Leyonhjelm’s pottymouth smacks of political impotence

Australia has a long tradition of parliamentary vulgarity, but Senator Leyonhjelm might be the first to regularly turn it back on the voters.

Elisa Sylva

Freelance writer

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm may think it’s cool to tell Australian citizens to “go fuck themselves", however he might be proving more about his essential ineffectiveness than merely forgetting his manners.

Recent interactions on Twitter between Leyonhjelm and several Australian constituents have raised some cyber eyebrows. As a libertarian in support of looser gun laws, he tweeted a controversial cartoon depicting gun regulation as being nonsensical.

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