One Nation’s Queensland leader Steve Dickson has resigned from the party after he was caught making derogatory comments and groping a woman in undercover footage filmed in a Washington DC strip club.
Mr Dickson, who is second on the party’s Senate ticket for the May 18 election, was filmed groping a dancer and saying “white women f— a whole lot better, they know what they are doing” while Asian women don’t.
He calls one dancer a “bitch” and urges another to “slide your hand on my d—“.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mr Dickson said he was drunk that night and “deeply remorseful” for his actions.
“The footage shown does not reflect the person I am. It shows a person who was drunk and not in control of his actions and I take full responsibility for allowing that to happen.
Senator Hanson had previously stood by Mr Dickson and called him a “good man” and a “family man” after he was filmed meeting with US gun lobbyists.
In tonight’s exclusive, Senator Hanson sits down with A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw, and doesn’t hold back, at times growing visibly distraught and upset.
“I cop all this s—, all the time, and I’m sick of it. Absolutely sick of it,” she says.
“I’ve had Fraser Anning, I’ve had Brian Burston. I’ve had a whole list of them, David Oldfield, you name them. Where are they now?
Trouble is, this is someone who exerts considerable political influence in the Australian Parliament and the people she selects to support her in that process have become an ongoing political liability.