MP slammed over Facebook post comparing Daniel Andrews to Hitler

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The Victorian opposition has been dealt another controversy after Liberal MP Bernie Finn posted a meme to social media comparing Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to Adolf Hitler.

Mr Finn posted the image depicting the Premier as the Nazi leader to Facebook, captioning it: “Victorians’ freedom has not been under this sort of threat since World War II."

“The Despot tells us we’ll be free – then rushes into parliament a Bill giving himself total control over almost everything,” Mr Finn wrote.

The post was swiftly deleted from Facebook. Source: Facebook
The post was swiftly deleted from Facebook. Source: Facebook

“Victorians’ freedom has not been under this sort of threat since World War II.

“It’s time for us all to fight again!”

Mr Finn took down the post not long after it was posted on Sunday evening.

Mr Finn 'infamous' for controversial content 

It's not the first time the MP has come under fire for a social media post, often posting offensive memes online, including posting pro-Trump conspiracy theories and calling Victoria Police officers “modern incarnation of the Despot’s militia”.

Last month, Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy warned MPs against posting controversial content online. 

He told reporters on Monday he had not seen the post but had been told about it.

“It sounds, from what I’d heard, quite ridiculous,” Mr Guy said.

Mr Finn was slammed. for the offensive post. Source: Getty/ Facebook
Mr Finn was slammed for the offensive post. Source: Getty

“People need to focus, all MPs need to focus on their jobs, and bad behaviour from any MP is not what the public respects at this point in time or any point in time.”

MP resigns after crash caused by drink-driving 

The social media blunder is the second controversy to strike the Opposition this week, after shadow attorney-general Tim Smith drove drunk and crashed his car into a family’s home on the weekend, later resigning from the front bench.

He called the incident a "serious error of judgement".

The 38-year-old has had his licence suspended for 12 months and will be fined. He returned a positive breath test reading of 0.131 — two times the legal blood-alcohol limit— after he crashed into a home in Hawthorn.

Luckily, no one was injured.

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