Rogue MP Bernie Finn threatens to be expelled from the Liberal party
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Rogue MP Bernie Finn threatens to be expelled from the Liberal party

Controversial MP Bernie Finn faces expulsion from the Liberal Party in Victoria just days before the federal election.

A motion will be tabled in a banquet meeting on Tuesday to expel Mr. Finn from the Liberals after he resigned as an opposition whip last week.

Rogue MP Bernie Finn threatens to be expelled from the Liberal party

If the motion is passed, Mr. Finn would still be a member of the Liberal Party of Australia but would have to sit on the upper house’s crossbenches.

It comes after the latest controversy from the outspoken MP, where he posted anti-abortion comments on social media.

After a draft US Supreme Court opinion leaked that Roe v Wade, which makes abortion a constitutional right in the country, maybe overturned, Finn shared his excitement on Facebook.

“So excited that the US is on the brink of a major breakthrough into civilization,” he wrote on May 4.

“I pray it will get here soon.

“Killing babies is criminal.”

Camera icon Bernie Finn gives his opinion on abortion rights. Credit: Included

Responding to a commentator suggesting abortion should be an option in cases like sexual assault, Mr. Finn said: “Babies should not be killed for their parent’s crime”.

Camera IconBernie Finn in response to someone about the use of abortion in cases of sexual assault. Credit: Included

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy said in a statement Monday the party had “no other option”.

“A persistent lack of discipline and repeated actions detrimental to the party’s ability to represent the interests of Victorians have left no choice but to consider Mr. Finn’s eligibility to represent the Liberal Party,” he said.

Finn also posted, “without free speech, there is nothing” after the news broke Monday.

Just days after the posts were originally posted, Mr. Guy insinuated that Mr. Finn’s place in the party could be jeopardized due to his comments and social media use.

“I think we are tired of Bernie Finn’s social media posts… I think the parliamentary Liberal party is tired of it, Mr. Guy said.

“If someone cannot abide by those rules and wants to act as an independent, you have to ask him whether he wants to do so as an independent or a member of the VVD.

“In a few weeks, our pre-selections will open, and he can justify what it is like to be part of a team in the party’s ranks.

“If one of us wants to go out and sit at home and post all day social media posts that will piss off the rest of us, I think you can tell we’ve had enough, and we have.”

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews also disapproved of Mr. Finn’s comments last week.

“A lot of Victorian women are tired of listening to men tell them what to do with their bodies,” Andrews said.

“These matters are between a woman and her doctor, as they should be. People are entitled to a different opinion. They can be judged on how they express that opinion.”

Following his resignation as an opposition whip, Finn said last week that he felt “a degree of disloyalty” from the Liberals and revealed he hadn’t spoken to Mr. Guy in months.

He also said he wanted to remain part of the party.

It’s not the first time Finn has sparked controversy over his use of social media; last year, he made a post comparing Andrews to Adolf Hitler, spoke to the anti-lockdown Reignite Democracy Australia Facebook group, and made pro-Trump comments after the riots in the US capital.