I won’t get into right now what a moronic move Liberal leader Justin Trudeau did today in announcing his Senate policy except to point out that his Senate leader James Cowan tripped him up badly.
This is damning evidence Trudeau told his caucus one thing and the media something else:
James Cowan, who had been the party’s leader in the Senate, says the formerly Liberal senators will continue to support Trudeau and call themselves the Senate Liberal caucus.
But when a reporter told Cowan the senators wouldn’t be able to fundraise or do anything connected to the party, Cowan seemed unaware.
“He [Trudeau] hasn’t said that … You’re saying ‘what he said,’ [but] that’s not what he said to us,” Cowan said.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Trudeau told reporters that the senators could remain party members, but that was about it.
“As far as political operatives, these senators will no longer be, you know, Liberal organizers, fundraisers, activists in any form,” Trudeau said. (see here)
Sure didn’t take long for this to start blowing up in Trudeau’s face.
Also: Watch Harper respond to Trudeau today and tell me this is a guy with a worried caucus.