Gordon opposed the privilege speech of Trillanes vs Duterte
According to GMA News Online, Chair of the Senate justice committee Senator Richard Gordon opposed the idea of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for defending self confessed Edgar Matobato and for using 'harsh' words against President Rodridgo Duterte.
“I believe it is a slur to the committee because we’ve tried to be very, very fair. I find it very distasteful that he was talking for the witness. The witness is the best witness. You cannot supplant a witness with your own observations,” Gordon said.
“Harsh words such as mass murderer is uncalled for. That is reserved for Hitler; that is reserved for Stalin, that is reserved for the president of Cambodia, Pol Pot,” he added.
“There is a process. you do not investigate a president. The only way you can investigate the president is through impeachment.” Gordon said in an interview.
During the privilege speech of Trillanes, he presented documents that will support the credibility of the statements of Matobato.
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“We are faced with a very frightening prospect, that of having a mass murderer as president of the country. I am sure that prior to this inquiry, all of us have heard rumors of the Davao Death Squad and that Duterte was somehow behind it ... but we were able to look the other way because it was convenient for us to do so. All that has changed.” Trillanes said.
Source: GMA News Online
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