Lydia Thorpe, an Aboriginal senator from Australia, described Queen Elizabeth II as a “settler” during her swearing-in before lawmakers this morning. Reading is part of the swearing-in ceremony.
In the videos circulating on social networks, it is possible to see the moment when the senator walks into the Senate floor with the fist of her right hand raised. She was asked to repeat the phrase written on the card, but it includes the word “settler” to refer to the king.
I, Her Majesty, Lydia Thorpe, solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be loyal and will keep my true loyalty to Her Colonial Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Lydia Thorpe calls Queen Elizabeth II a colonist while taking an oath
At the same moment, colleagues scolded her. One them shouting: “You’re not a senator if you don’t do it right.”
Then the Senate President asks for it Lydia Read the section correctly. The senator raises her arm again and you can hear a colleague say, “Nobody likes that.”
The second time, Lydia The section reads sarcastically, but completes the formalities. watching video:
Under the Australian Constitution, all senators and parliamentarians must take an oath of allegiance to the Queen, her heirs and successors before taking office.
Thorpe Aboriginal, Aboriginal Australia – the country is part of the Commonwealth of Nations and Queen Elizabeth II is still head of state.
Following the video, the senator commented on Twitter: “Sovereignty has never ceded.”
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