Victorian MP releases passionate official response to Malcolm Roberts re-election

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Malcolm Roberts will return to the federal upper house after being confirmed as one of six Queensland senators.

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Not everyone is thrilled with One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts’ re-election; least of all, Victorian MP Fiona Patten.

Patten has today released a short but impactful statement about the controversial politician's return to Australian federal parliament.

“You’re f***ing kidding me right? I thought someone was having a joke with me!  Not that climate-change denying, weirdo, conspiracy theorist. What a dick,” the statement reads.

The no-holds-barred reaction has attracted attention and praise from social media.

Malcolm Roberts will return to the federal upper house after being confirmed as one of six Queensland senators.

Roberts, representing Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, was elected in fourth place in the final results released by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Hanson has released an official statement on Twitter congratulating Roberts on his re-election.

As Ms Patten noted, Roberts is a climate change denier - a very vocal one. He has repeatedly claimed that there's “no empirical evidence” that humans are involved.

He's a fierce advocate for the Adani coal mine, which proved to be a pivotal issue for voters in Queensland.

He's also tough on immigration. In October 2018 he called for Australia's immigration rate to be more than halved to just 70,000.

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