NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Was 'Punching Below Her Weight' With Daryl Maguire, Bill Shorten Says

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during a press conference at NSW Parliament House after giving evidence at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption on October 12, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during a press conference at NSW Parliament House after giving evidence at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption on October 12, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

We’ve all had a lapse of judgment in our dating lives, and former Labor leader Bill Shorten has empathised with Gladys Berejiklian’s freshly exposed relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire.

During a Tuesday interview on the ‘Today’ show, Shorten said: “She’s a smart lady who I think has been punching below her weight with perhaps a much more average guy. I have sympathy for Gladys at the human level.”

“Bill, you have summed it up perfectly. Everyone in Australia wanted to say it,” responded ‘Today’ host Karl Stefanovic.

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Many online shared Shorten’s stance on Berejiklian’s dud boyfriend excuse, but critics have questioned whether a politician can really be ignorant of someone’s misconduct when they’re in a close personal relationship with them.

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