Craig Kelly, one of the proudest and most vocal climate change deniers in federal parliament, has left the Liberal Party to become an independent MP.
The move comes a few weeks after he received a dressing down from Prime Minister Scott Morrison for promoting discredited treatments for COVID-19, including hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin.
In a resignation letter to the PM, Kelly said he was following his “conscious” (sic) in leaving the party, saying his goal in promoting hydroxychloroquine had “only been to save lives”. He said he would continue to support the government on supply and confidence.
“I see that if I’m to continue to act in line with my conscious [sic] and principles, and the oath that I took on becoming a…