Tuesday 12 September 2017

Gordon: Trillanes should be kicked out of Senate

That is the answer of the good Senator when asked what he wants to get out of his ethics complaint.

Senator Richard Gordon really believes that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV should be kicked out of the Senate.

Gordon, says that Trillanes “behavior (was) really out of line.”
Senator Richard Gordon and Senator Sotto two of the senators accused by Senator Trillanes lawyering for President Duterte (photo credit to Philstar) 

I don’t think he belongs in the Senate. His behavior is really out of line,” Gordon said during an interview with ANC’s program “Headstart” on Tuesday.

Asked by anchor Karen Davila, “You believe he (Trillanes) should be expelled?” Gordon answered: “I think so. You don’t call people names. You don’t insult your teammates.”

That’s why we say, “Will the gentleman yield to a few questions?” You don’t address the guy, you address the chair. There are rules. He doesn’t know his rules that’s why he goes up to the deep end,” Gordon explained.

“And when that happens, what do you have? A mob. You cannot have a mob in the Senate. People are expected to act in a certain way,” he added.

Last week, The Senator from Zambales filed an ethics complaint against Senator Trillanes. During the hearing of the P6.4 billion worth of shabu that was able to enter the country from China, Trillanes called the Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Gordon as a “commite de abswelto” ( committee of exoneration). Trillanes further accused both Gordon and Senator Tito Sotto as lawyering for the presidential son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law and husband of Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte- Atty. Mans Carpio. *

"Such utterances offend the Chairman, the Committee, and the Senate. To reduce the Blue Ribbon Committee as a 'comite de absuelto' is to make a mockery of the work put in by the members of the Committee to investigate the shipment of 604 kilograms of shabu from China into the country,"  Gordon added.


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