By Aaron Humes: It flew under the press radar, but the United Democratic Party has made a public complaint about an incident that happened on the adjournment of the House of Representatives following last Friday’s meeting.
Albert area representative Tracy Taegar-Panton, it said, rose to address the lack of accountability and transparency in the Briceño administration.
The party said the Prime Minister and two other male representatives rudely interrupted the presentation, and in his response, the P.M. is accused of “bullying” Taegar-Panton by saying she should be ashamed and threatening to have her “retired” at the next general elections.
The Opposition says it’s not a good look for the P.M. at any time, but worse during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which Special Envoy Rossana Briceño has been trumpeting.
With Speaker Valerie Woods away on parliamentary business, Deputy Marconi Leal was in the chair and less hands-on in style than the Speaker.
We’ll have a response from the P.M. if any later on.