Senator Richard Gordon brazenly admitted that he wished to see his colleague, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, expelled from the higher chamber.
“I think so. You don’t call people names. You don’t insult your teammates,” he stated in tv interview when requested if desires Trillanes booted out as a result of latter’s alleged unparliamentary acts and language and disorderly behaviour which is the topic of his criticism earlier than the Senate ethics and privileges committee.
“We have to (demand action from the Senate) if we have self-respect,” he added.
“I don’t think he belongs in the Senate. His behavior is really out of line. You don’t address the guy, you address the chair. There are rules. He doesn’t know his rules. That’s why he goes up to the deep end. And when that happens, what do you have? A mob. You cannot have a mob in the Senate. People are expected to act in a certain way,” Gordon additional stated.
But when requested if he has the numbers to make sure that Trillanes shall be meted with probably the most extreme penalty, Gordon couldn’t give a categorical reply.
“It doesn’t matter to me whether I have the numbers. Sabi nga ni Trillanes, maswerte na yan kung makatatlo na ‘yan (na boto),” he stated.
“If they don’t want to suspend him, I cannot force my friends to do that. I made a speech the other day before the majority (senators), nag meeting kami about it. I just want to state the reasons why I have to do it,” Gordon stated.