A high-profile Liberal senator has slammed Daniel Andrews’ victory speech as ‘really rude’ and accused him of making his enemies out to be anti-vaxxers after the Victorian Premier celebrated his third term by declaring ‘vaccines work’.
Mr Andrews kissed his wife, pumped his fists and trumpeted his controversial Covid policies – which included a 263-day lockdown of Melbourne, the world’s longest – as a tough decision that ultimately succeeded and united Victoria.
However, his comments were criticised by a furious Jane Hume, with the Liberal senator describing his victory speech as ‘not gracious’.
‘I always believe that the electorate gets it right and they made their voice very clear tonight,’ she said on Sky News. ‘However, that was not a gracious speech.
‘He didn’t mention Matthew Guy and it essentially said that the only reason that people disliked him was if they were anti-vaxxers, I thought that was really rude, really rude and totally disrespectful to his opponents.’