Foreign affairs minister Penny Wong has blasted Pauline Hanson over comments made in the Senate, admitting they brought back painful childhood memories.
The One Nation leader sparked uproar in the Senate and was branded a ‘scumbag’ for refusing to withdraw a tweet telling Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi to ‘p*** off back to Pakistan’.
Senator Hanson doubled down on her attack on Tuesday when she offered to take Senator Faruqi ‘to the airport’ after the Greens deputy leader tweeted saying she could not mourn Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
Her controversial comments prompted an extraordinary response from Malaysian-born Labor Senate leader Wong, who condemned Ms Hanson’s comments ‘without reservation’ in an emotionally charged speech.
Senator Wong admitted she’s still triggered by bigotry as she backed a parliamentary push to condemn Senator Hanson’s speech.
Labor Senate leader Penny Wong was among those shocked by Pauline Hanson’s speech
‘I think they’re appalling, and they’re…