Liberal MP says sorry to victims’ families, but insists comments on Russia-US relations were ‘taken completely out of context’
Craig Kelly has apologised for suggesting the US should overlook Russian atrocities such as the downing of flight MH17, but sought to shift blame to his political opponents for allegedly taking his comments out of context.
The Liberal MP has been widely condemned for the remarks, made on Sky News on Wednesday, earning rebukes from Labor and the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, before Kelly apologised – at first conditionally and then unreservedly – on Thursday.
I cannot believe he said this. Australians were killed. Children were killed. There are no excuses, ever. Craig Kelly should apologise to the families of the victims. https://t.co/N4GDD88xh1