CPAC, The Cable Parliamentary Channel, caught Conservative MP Pierre Polièvre swearing at his colleagues at a committee meeting on Thursday. On Friday, CPAC reporter Martin Stringer asked him about it. The exchange shows the MP in rapid movement -- from denial to flawed explanation to threat:
Question: You might want to retract in terms of comments. There was something caught on camera where you used the “F” word towards your colleagues.
Pierre Poilièvre: Well, there is nothing that I have plans to retract this point.
Question: An apology to the committee? When you say “FU” you guys, 9:54 in the committee?
Pierre Poilièvre: Well, you know, gentlemen, I think you might have misread my lips.
Question: We have it on tape.
Pierre Poilièvre: Well, we will have to confiscate that tape and consider it, consider our next steps. Thank you.