Sen. Gordon considers filing ethics complaint against De Lima's walkout and material concealment
Senator Richard Gordon thinks about filing an ethics complaint against Senator Leila de Lima for the 'material concealment' over Edgar Matobato and walking out.
In the resumption of the Senate hearing on Monday, Senator Gordon and Lacson got furious over Matobato's unauthorized exit and over De Lima's concealment of the material information that Kidnap for ransom case had already been filed against Matobato in Samal prosecutor's office.
Gordon felt betrayed over the concealment of De Lima and he said he can't let pass the misconduct behavior of the lady senator.
“I cannot let it pass because pinaghirapan namin ‘yan. And here’s another point, the Senate’s reputation has been sullied,” Gordon said.
“You invite all these people, you make them wait for 13 hours, tapos magwwalkout ka tapos merong shenanigans. Eh di masisira yung reputation ng Senado, diba?” Gordon added.
Gordon said he already raised the issue with other members of the committee and they agreed to it.
“Pinag-usapan namin. Hindi maganda yung ginawa talaga kaya malungkot kami eh. Hindi ko naman gusto saktan si De Lima eh. I’ve been friendly with her…I feel very, very betrayed,” Gordon said.
“If they don’t believe us, if they don’t listen to us, if they hit us outside of the Senate, then it’s their own lookout. Ako, I don’t think you can ever accuse me of being biased and not giving them their due,” the senator added.
De Lima walk out because when she asked Gordon for an apology, but she didn't get what she ask for.