Particularly not by Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who would probably describe him as rude, crude and unattractive after telling her to “fuck off” and “stop shagging during a debate the Senate.
Many commentators have pointed to the fact that Leyonhjelm was elected through the “donkey vote” and, by his own admission, most people thought that he was standing for the Liberal party when they voted for him. It is highly likely that many of the people who voted for them had no idea of what they were voting for
Leyonhjelm is a libertarian seeing government having a minimal role in society. This has been most obvious in his advocacy of unrestricted gun ownership, particularly in the matter of importing the Adler lever action shotgun ( a weapon similar to the one used in the Martin Place Siege). In the disgraceful piece of unprincipled Parliamentary negotiation, the Federal Government has agreed to allow the importation of the shotgun, in exchange for Leyonhjelm’s support on migration laws. Ultimately, the deal fell through.
He also supported same-sex marriage. But does not support bans on advertising cigarettes.
He’s had varied political career being a member of Young Labor, the Liberal Party, the Shooters Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (registered as the Outdoor Recreation Party). He formed a voting block with Bob Day of the Family First Party and later with Cori Bernardi, United Australia Party Senator Brian Burston and independent Senator Fraser Anning.
Day is gone, Burston, Anning and Bernardi will not be able to muster enough votes to be re-elected. So this little blot on the face of democracy will soon be removed completely.