British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to help drop a disciplinary action against Margaret Hodge, a pro-Israeli lawmaker who has called him an “antisemitic racist.”
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Monday that the investigation surrounding Hodge’s remarks about Corbyn should either be dropped or settled quickly.
“Someone has made a complaint so that’s being investigated. My view is let’s resolve this very, very quickly, almost drop the complaint, and let’s move on. Or if someone wants their complaint investigated, let’s get that done quickly,” said McDonnell in an interview to the Sky.
McDonnell described Hodge, a lawmaker known for her fierce defense of the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians, as someone who has “got a good heart”, adding that Hodge’s description of Corbyn as a racist only came out of a “heated” expression.
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