28 Jun 2022

Simon O'Connor's mea culpa to the National caucus

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 28 June 2022

After laying low for two days, the National MP Simon O'Connor has returned to Parliament with a mea culpa for his caucus.

On Saturday, the MP published and then later removed a message supporting the US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade.

O'Connor says it was his own choice to take the post down - and denies he - and his conservative colleagues - are being gagged.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.