Scheer damaged Speaker’s office by re-entering partisan politics, May alleges

Excerpt: “May said Scheer diving back into politics as Conservative leader goes against a long-standing tradition.

“Andrew Scheer used the position of Speaker of the House of Commons as a stepping stone to advance his political career, which breaks with every parliamentary tradition of every commonwealth country, not just Canada,” she said. “When you are Speaker of the House you have to be, forgive the expression, politically neutered.”

May suggested Scheer planned his Conservative party leadership bid from the Speaker’s residence, but a spokesman for Scheer noted he didn’t launch his campaign until about a year after he left the role.

“Mrs. May’s allegations are so outlandish they barely warrant a response,” Simon Jefferies said in a statement. “Mr. Scheer launched his campaign for leader in 2016.””

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