Today Show Sylvia Jeffreys has clashed with an Australian senator who defended the acting Prime Minister after he compared the raid on US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters to Black Lives Matter marches.
Michael McCormack came under heavy fire on Monday for saying ‘all lives matter’ as he refused to apologise for comparing last week’s raid on the US Capitol with protests last year.
He described Trump supporters’ raid on the Capitol as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘similar to those race riots that we saw around the country last year’.
Federal senator Matt Canavan was quick to defend the acting prime minister when he appeared on the Today show on Tuesday and said he agreed with Mr MrCormack.
Today Show host Sylvia Jeffreys (right) clashed with federal senator Matt Canavan (right) on Tuesday morning as he defended the acting prime minister
‘I thought he had a great day as he spoke common sense and you get criticism these days for speaking common sense,’ he told the program.
‘Michael was right to condemn all types of violence.’
‘To undermine the Black Lives Matter movement by saying all lives matter?’ Jeffreys interrupted.
‘Absolutely,’ Senator Canavan replied.
‘The Black Lives Matter movement has been responsible for untold amounts of damage.’
‘Ninety-five per cent of Black Lives Matters protests were peaceful, you’re saying you didn’t see a difference between the BLM protests and a siege on the Capitol building in Washington?’ Sylvia Jeffreys (pictured) grilled the senator
He was interrupted again by a fired-up Jeffreys as the pair begin talking over one another.
‘Ninety-five per cent of Black Lives Matters protests were peaceful, you’re saying you didn’t see a difference between the BLM protests and a siege on the Capitol building in Washington?’
Senator Canavan hit back, claiming 90-95 per cent of attendees at last week’s Trump rally were peaceful as well.
‘That doesn’t mean they should be criticised like the BLM movement, who have failed to reign in their own supporters.’
‘Violence continues in the US. The Portland federal court house was stormed like the US Capitol by Antifa groups. That’s got to be called out and Michael’s right to do that.’
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