Everyone Is Roasting This LNP Senator Who Thinks Student Climate Protesters Need To Get Jobs
They're literally children.
On Wednesday, a bunch of school kids occupied the foyer of Parliament House in Canberra to demand meaningful action on climate change. So naturally, government senator James McGrath met with them and listened to their concerns made snarky comments about them on the internet
McGrath, a vocal supporter of the controversial Adani coal mine, tweeted a photo of the protesters and called them “selfish gits”.
“Just because these selfish gits don’t have jobs doesn’t give them a right to deny jobs for Queenslanders,” he wrote. “Parliament is for all Australians.”
Just because these selfish gits don’t have jobs doesn’t give them a right to deny jobs for Queenslanders.
Parliament is for all Australians. pic.twitter.com/wNbcdGBfUq
— Senator James McGrath (@JamesMcGrathLNP) December 5, 2018
I guess the Liberal Party is pro-child labour now? Weird.
While it’s true that there were some adults present at the protest, McGrath has still been roundly roasted for his remarks.
Government Senator insults children.
— Senator Jordon Steele-John (@Jordonsteele) December 5, 2018
don’t have jobs? they’re…. school students…. https://t.co/TohhISpCFt
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) December 5, 2018
The right wing continues its efforts to connect with future voters https://t.co/BwwbQIMgmT
— Antho Derv 💯🌈🔋 (@ozAntinnippon) December 5, 2018
“Parliament’s for all Australians – just not, you know, these ones.”
— Andrew P Street (@AndrewPStreet) December 5, 2018
You mean like a job where you only work 10days in 6months and claim full pay and entitlements. #auspol
— julie boyd (@jboyded) December 5, 2018
“Isn’t there a salt mine those children should be working in?”
— Shirley Yooggest (@ShirleyYooggest) December 5, 2018
As a Queenslander you *may* have noticed that it’s on fire rn? Plenty of jobs in the fire service for young Queenslanders already but not sure it’s a sector we really wanna see booming (& if you don’t understand the link between bushfires and coal, ask any year 7+ student 😉)
— AYCC Queensland (@ayccqld) December 5, 2018
Mate, it’s far too early in the day to be this cooked.
— Whiskey Houston (@RobCoco) December 5, 2018