A Liberal-Nationals MP has called for viewers of an infamous webcast to launch rallies outside Australian embassies to protest Covid restrictions.
George Christensen provoked condemnation from all corners of parliament for appearing on American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ web program Infowars.
The far-right broadcaster is banned from Facebook, YouTube and Spotify for breaching content policies on hate and harassment.
Throughout the 30-minute program, Mr Christensen – who has been protesting vaccine mandates for months – reiterated his views on Covid-19 restrictions.
National Party member George Christensen (left) has been slammed for appearing on American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ (right) web program ‘Infowars’
Throughout the 30 minute program the Liberal MP (pictured) – who has been protesting vaccine mandates for months – reiterated his views on Covid-19 restrictions
Ms Christensen argued the mandates and restrictions were disproportionately aggressive compared to the risk of coronavirus and called for vaccine passports to be axed.
He made no interjection when his host compared quarantine facilities in Australia to concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
The outspoken MP later claimed: ‘I had the German Government, the British Government admitting you’re twice as likely to die for whatever reason after you’ve been doubled jabbed.’
The British Government has since refuted that claim, saying the vaccinated were more likely to be old and were dying from causes unrelated to Covid vaccines.
In a bizarre move, Mr Christensen asked Americans who aligned with his views on masks, and vaccine passports to organise rallies outside Australian embassies.
In a bizarre move, Mr Christensen (pictured) asked Americans who aligned with his views on masks, vaccines and passports to organise rallies outside Australian embassies
The Queensland-born MP (pictured left) has since been slammed by the former Nationals leader and the opposition for his appearance on the internet show
‘The rest of the free world, please stand with us, please support us, and every time we see people out there protesting, whether in front of an embassy or elsewhere,’ he said on the webcast.
‘It really does embolden the patriots, the people who are for freedom in our country to stand up.’
Following a lengthy discussion on Covid restrictions, Jones said vaccine passports were ‘tracking and controlling us’ and Mr Christensen responded ‘oh yeah’.
The Queensland-born MP has since been chastised by a former Nationals leader and the Labor opposition, who called for Barnaby Joyce to bring him into line.
While Mr Christensen sits with the Nationals in federal parliament, he is a member of the Liberal-National Party in Queensland.
Former Nationals leader Michael McCormack said Mr Christensen brought shame upon the party and ‘run his country down’.
Ms Christensen (pictured) has argued rules had been disproportionately aggressive when compared to the risk of coronavirus and called for vaccine passports to be axed
Following a lengthy discussion on Covid restrictions, Mr Jones (pictured) said vaccine passports were ‘tracking and controlling us’ among other unproven claims
‘That’s what he’s done. I’m sorry that’s what he’s done and stronger action is needed,’ Mr McCormack said.
Labor senator Tim Ayres described Mr Jones’ program as dangerous and said it undermined the governments’ public health messaging on coronavirus.
Member for Gippsland Darren Chester reassured the public there were ‘normal people’ in the National Party who had their best interests at heart.
‘Like me, they condemn the conspiracy theories, lack of respect & ill-informed comments of Christensen,’ he tweeted on Tuesday.
Mr Christensen’s publicised appearance on the show has prompted both Mr Joyce and Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to reason with the MP.
A spokesman for Mr Joyce (pictured) said he did not agree with the MP’s comments made on the show, however said Mr Christensen ‘has the right to say what he believes’
A spokesman for Mr Joyce told the Sydney Morning Herald the National Party member ‘has the right to say what he believes’.
He said the deputy prime minister did not agree with his comments made on the show and had spoken with him.
However, it appears Mr Christensen anticipated the backlash by posting to encrypted messaging service Telegram.
‘Watch lefty and MSM heads explode when they hear Alex Jones of Infowars is backing my speeches,’ he wrote.
Mr Christensen announced earlier this year he would not contest next year’s election and would leave parliament to work in media.
The MP – who regularly promotes his own brand ‘Nation First’ is the host of the political podcast ‘Conservative One: Defending Traditions and Freedoms’.