The worrying thing is that Senator David Leyonhjelm represents a group of people who presumably share his views

Video footage has come to light that shows S ofenator David Leyonhjelm saying he would be happy to ‘let police bleed to death’

The video was of Liberal-Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm speaking at a rally outside Queensland’s Parliament in late 2013, where he complained about new laws potentially denying affiliates of outlaw motorcycle gangs their gun licences.

This from a man who said he would be happy to let police “lie on the side of the road and bleed to death”.

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So here’s a question that the good senator might like to answer. If someone drove past your electoral office one night and fired the 17 shots a modified Adler shotgun can fire in 11 seconds into it, would you report it to the police and expect them to track down the culprits?

In another episode which demonstrates very high price we pay for democracy in Australia, Peter Fitzsimmons wrote: Australia’s nastiest, most sexist politician David Leyonhjelm is a disgrace to his office

Fitzsimmons recounts this story:

An elderly female reader, Elizabeth Donelan, took exception to the following comments from the Senator, defending Donald Trump’s admission of sexual assault, where he said of the Republican presidential candidate: “He is a man of his times, perhaps. So perhaps you could cut him a little bit of slack.”

She wrote to Senator Leyonhjelm, saying she has, “NEVER heard men commenting upon women in such a despicable way as Trump has in the recently released quotes. You appear to me to be a similar age to Trump and should NEVER condone this attitude or these words.”

The reply from his email address? “Go away and stop proving you are a bimbo. You are not fit to use a computer.”

When I approached his media adviser Gavin Atkins, seeking confirmation that the email was from him personally, I received the following reply: “You can quote a spokesperson from Senator Leyonhjelm’s office as follows: ‘We are greatly concerned by this email. Usually he just tells constituents who make things up to f— off. We are worried he may be mellowing’.

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