Boots defends his conduct at Senate hearing

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Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017. 5:58 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez, having shocked the nation with his testimony at the Senate Inquiry this week, said that he feels there was nothing wrong with the way he conducted himself as he spoke to the senators.

Martinez told the media that he did not view his conduct in any negative light, because he was merely being factual with the Senators as they tried to ask him questions that he felt did not correspond with the terms of reference of the committee.

That is me, that is my style. I believe in being factual. Maybe I kind of a little emotional even on interviews and so forth. But for me, I find myself was well in order,” Martinez said.

He added that respect is a “two way street” and that the Senators should be more respectful. Martinez added that he feels there are instances where the Senators have been abusive to witnesses that appear before them.

Martinez appeared before the committee this week along with fellow Minister Edmond Castro. 

Both men were uncooperative with the Senators, refusing to answer questions pertaining to the testimony of previous witness Alvarine Burgess. Martinez also made a comment to Senator Michelle Chebat, accusing him that Burgess had paid him money for some kind of corrupt act.

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