Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed Attorney General Christian Porter, saying he’s an “innocent man in the eyes of the law.”
The New South Wales Police Department investigated Mr Porter over the alleged sexual assault of a woman 33 years ago. The case was dropped last week citing a lack of admissible evidence.
Mr Porter categorically denied the allegations in front of a packed media conference last Thursday.
Despite his proclaimed innocence, Mr Porter’s competence as Attorney General continues to be called into question, with calls from the Opposition and media for him to step down.
It begs the question: Have we become a nation that judges people guilty, before proven innocent?
“We’ve never before, in modern political or legal history in this country, seen somebody judged as guilty by so many without any evidence; without even enough to corroborate an allegation.” – Simon
Simon agreed, the PM’s public stand supporting the Attorney General was the right decision. He said, “it’s a strong stance for all those things…fought for over the decades. You cannot be asked to stand aside from your position on the basis of an unsubstantiated allegation.” Anyone could lose their position based on an unsubstantiated rumor.