Opposition Senator Anita Haynes said the Prime Minister was once again using the cover of parliamentary privilege to throw out distractions and to make spurious claims against the Opposition Leader.
`On Monday, during the debate on the Firearms Amendment Bill, Dr Rowley said the Opposition informed McDonald weeks before she was going to be arrested.
“While a member of the Keith Rowley administration was arrested this year and is currently facing charges of defrauding TT, the PM did not deal with the issue.
“Instead, the PM went into hiding and after the news broke, the PM came out days later trying to remove himself from the situation. He is now saying that he did not know anything about the situation and then to insert Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar into this situation.”