Scheer removes Conservative MP from Justice Committee after outlash at Muslim witness - 2019-06-01
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced Saturday evening that he has removed a Conservative MP from the federal government's Justice Committee after he lashed out at a Muslim witness during a hearing on online hate.
Scheer said he spoke to MP Michael Cooper about his comments earlier in the week, and decided to remove him from the committee as a consequence.
"Reading the name and quoting the words of the Christchurch shooter, especially when directed at a Muslim witness during a parliamentary hearing, is insensitive and unacceptable," Scheer said in a tweet. "Mr. Cooper has apologized. I accept his apology and I consider the matter closed."