Michael McCormack slammed for saying 'all lives matter'

Australia's acting PM makes three shocking gaffes in just 48 hours in the job – including 'outrageous' comment that's set to prompt fury from Australia's closest ally

By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:14 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 05:14 GMT, 12 January 2021


Michael McCormack has been heavily criticised for saying 'all lives matter' as he refused to apologise for comparing the raid on the US Capitol with Black Lives Matter protests last year.

The acting prime minister, who is filling in while Scott Morrison takes a week of leave, came under fire on Monday for saying Donald should not be banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting violence.

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He said the raid on the Capitol as US politicians met to affirm Joe Biden's presidential win was 'unfortunate' and 'similar to those race riots that we saw around the country last year'.

Human Rights group Amnesty International said the comparison was 'deeply offensive' and asked Mr McCormack to withdraw the comment.

But the acting Prime Minister refused to apologise and sparked

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