‘Disrespectful’ Bingo tweet used to inspire donations in Liberal fundraising letter
The Liberal Party of Canada is using a controversial Bingo card tweet against the Conservatives in its latest fundraising letter.
A picture tweeted Monday by Conservative MP Kerry Diotte showed a Bingo-like card titled “Liberal Buzz Word Bingo” with words such as “Syrians”, “Indigenous”, “consulting” and “First Nations” that was used during Question Period. It read: “Update. Play along during QP today. Thanks @KellyMcCauleyMP for this HOC version of Liberal Bingo. #cdnpoli #yeg”
McCauley and Diotte are both Conservative MPs in Edmonton. Diotte’s tweet was deleted Tuesday morning, but not before it was saved.
A Liberal newsletter featuring the Bingo tweet circulated Wednesday, reading: “Contempt? Disrespect? Or just crossing out things they don’t like?”
The Liberal newsletter explains the Bingo sheet was used during question period earlier this week, and called it “blatant disrespect for the concerns of millions of Canadians and Indigenous peoples, at a time when Canadians are counting on our MPs to be hard at work on their priorities.”
The letter then calls for donations to the Liberal party, to “show that you won’t tolerate [Conservatives’] negative and divisive politics.”
Diotte had posted an apology acknowledging some of the tweets he sent were juvenile. A Global News request for comment Monday was not answered.
“Even Conservatives have recognized that their jackpot of disrespect crossed the line,” the Liberal letter reads, before asking for donations.
Watch our initial report below: An Edmonton MP received sharp criticism from Twitter users on Monday after tweeting a photo of a so-called Liberal Bingo card. Online reporter Slav Kornik had details.
With files from Global’s Julia Wong
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