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Toronto MP says social media wants him to fail

Key Takeaway:

  • A Toronto MP threw out by the Liberals for not revealing a sexual assault charge says he believes people want to meet him in Parliament.
  • On Monday, Kevin Vuong entered the House of Commons to take his seat as an Independent MP after a win in Spadina-Fort York in the September 20 election.
  • Vuong asked forgiveness to his supporters, former Liberal colleagues, and PM Justin Trudeau while looking on the Toronto radio show in the morning.

A Toronto MP threw out by the Liberals for not revealing a sexual assault charge says he believes people want to meet him in Parliament and blamed political operatives and a social media public for wanting to see him stop.

On Monday, Kevin Vuong entered the House of Commons to take his seat as an Independent MP after a win in Spadina-Fort York in the September 20 election.

The Liberal party left Vuong as a candidate for two days before the vote after the Toronto Star announced he had faced a sexual assault charge in 2019. The Liberal party said it had not known about the dropped order.
Vuong asked forgiveness to his supporters, former Liberal colleagues, and PM Justin Trudeau while looking on the Toronto radio show in the morning.

On his way into the Commons, Vuong, who has categorically denied the sexual assault allegation, said that he admitted his actions and that people have reached to encourage him to move ahead.

“I think there are many people on social media and, you know, political agents who want to see me fail,” he said.

“Of the many people who have tried reaching out since my interview, they have encouraged me to move ahead.”

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“It’s an honor to be allowed to represent the people of Spadina-Fort York, and you know, I’ve only received many messages of cheering to continue to serve. I was fully transparent, and I own it right.”

Liberal Houser Mark Holland said it would be suitable for Vuong “to step down.”

Others have also asked him to walk away, including former Liberal MP Adam Vaughan. He represented the downtown Toronto riding from 2014 until he decided not to seek re-election in the recent federal vote when Vuong stepped up.

“I’ve never called the organizations, and I had the honor to work with and serve ‘political operatives,'” Vaughan tweeted.

“I found ‘constituents’ was the most appropriate term.”

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