Prime Minister Scott Morrison lashes rogue MP Craig Kelly over coronavirus treatment posts
The prime minister has told under-fire MP Craig Kelly he is not impressed with medical advice being offered by the Liberal in a series of Facebook posts.
9News understands Scott Morrison had words with him during a private conversation today about the unofficial medical remedies pushed by Mr Kelly.
In an interview with 9News, the government backbencher said Mr Morrison’s office had also raised concerns with him last week he was spreading misinformation online.
Mr Kelly denied that claim and did not back away from a Facebook post where he compared the wearing of masks by children to child abuse.
The MP, who survived a pre-selection battle in 2018 after an intervention by Mr Morrison, also maintained he was not convinced about the efficacy of vaccines.
“It was important that we have full transparency about what the potential adverse consequences are,” Mr Kelly insisted, as he faced questions over his Facebook posts and whether or not he backed the public advice from the country’s top doctors.
Labor has been publicly calling for the prime minister to publicly “pull him into line”.
Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler labelled Mr Kelly a “dangerous menace, he’s a threat to the COVID response of the nation and the PM should pull him into line and get him out of the way”.