Jase Hawkins demands apology from PM
KIIS 101.1 Breakfast host Jase Hawkins has pleaded with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to simply apologise to the public for the current lockdown situation sweeping the country and the frustrations they are feeling.
Hawkins pushed the reluctant PM on air this morning, urging him to put aside his pride and just say “sorry”.
As Morrison doubled down and refused to say the magic words, Hawkins said he’d even compromise and take a “my bad”.
“The vaccine rollout, let’s be honest, it’s been a nightmare. I think clearly now you’d say it’s a race to get us vaccinated,” Hawkins said, before urging Morrison to admit the Government’s mistakes.
“We have this thing on the team here, right? We all get along very well, everyone works their arse off. When someone stuffs up, it’s all about accountability. Say ‘sorry’, you admit the problem, and we move on….. Can you honestly say to me that the Government’s taken accountability? Like I’ve never heard the word ‘Sorry’,” he said.
“Can you just say ‘Sorry, Jase’? It will make me feel so much better and then I can feel like I can move on,” he added.
The tense exchange saw Morrison speaking over Hawkins and co-host Polly ‘PJ’ Harding multiple times, and he insisted he had in fact taken accountability for the country’s bungled vaccine roll-out.
“Yes, the Government is accountable for this. And I am accountable for this. That’s why we take the accountability by fixing the problems and getting it right,” Morrison insisted,
Hawkins also expressed Melbourne’s frustrations in feeling like it’s in exactly the same position as it was in last year’s first round of lockdowns.
At the end of the call, Hawkins said he felt even more frustrated than before.
Once Morrison was off the air, he lamented Morrison’s lack of apology and urged him not to be a robot.