The New Democrats’ political hit-man MP Pat Martin is seeking the public’s financial help to bail him out of legal bills that are, apparently, piling up after he was hit with a lawsuit for wrongly accusing an Alberta company, RackNine Inc. and its CEO Matt Meier, of electoral fraud.
In typical NDP fashion, Parliament’s mightiest blow-hard is asking others to pay for his imprudent words, as he tries “to raise $250,000 after the Winnipeg MP was sued for comments he made about the 2011 election robo-calls scandal.”
According to the Globe and Mail, Martin said his party has its own legal bills to cover so is not able to help out. “The party has its own case to defend,” Mr. Martin, apparently, told the Globe. “This is my [Martin’s]problem and I’m handling it as best I can.”
He isn’t really handling it, tough, is he? He’s got others raising money for him. In fairness, many weeks after making the offending statements, Martin did offer an apology on paper and in front of journalists—to no avail, apparently.
Frankly, I would not be surprised if the NDP, which is also named in the suit, isn’t ticked at him for landing them, unnecessarily, in an expensive lawsuit and is therefore refusing to help him out. Martin is definitely a fellow who needs to learn to be more prudent about what comes out of his mouth.
If members of the public are dumb enough to contribute their hard earned cash to get Martin off the financial hook on which he’s impaled himself, so be it. But he’s got only himself to blame, so I hope most will take a pass and make this loud-mouth—who sometimes acts like a bully while under the protection of the House of Commons—pay for his slander or libel, as the case may be.