MP Peter Dutton, who is Australian Minister for Immgration and Border Protection, needs some protection of his own from some "witches" in Melbourne. Dressed in pointy black hats and other traditional garb, they're demanding that he resign after he sent a text message to a female journalist in which he referred to her as a "mad f***g witch." Mr. Dutton has since apologized, and says that the reporter, Samantha Maiden, has accepted his apology. Ms. Maiden said in an interview that after she received the text, she responded, " 'Mate, you've sent the text to the mad witch'." Mr. Dutton acknowledged he had sent the text to the wrong person.
However, members of the government have criticized Mr. Dutton for his comment, saying that his language is inappropriate and calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to account for Mr. Dutton's behavior.
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