It’s been confirmed – celebrity chef Pete Evans is making a move to politics and will run for the NSW Senate.
He’s going to stand as a candidate for a fringe party run by former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton.
A press release was put out on social media overnight, with Mr Culleton welcoming the controversial anti-vaxxer to the party.
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“Renowned Australian Chef, Restaurateur, Author and television presenter, Pete Evans has been approved to run as a NSW Senate candidate for the Great Australian Party in the forthcoming federal election,” the statement reads.
“Pete Evans has maintained his principles and inspired others in the face of uncommon adversity. Pete is fully supportive of the GAP ethos, supporting restoration fo the Commonwealth and the preservation of democracy in Australia.
“Throughout his engagement with GAP’s national selection committee, Pete presented an unwavering commitment to advancing the freedoms of all Australians. As a result, he has been resoundingly approved.”
It comes just months after Pete Evans was dropped by a number of sponsors and a TV show, after sharing a neo-Nazi image.
He’s also had several social media accounts banned over some of his controversial views, including Facebook removing his account over misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
“I believe Pete Evans will effectively and diligently represent GAP’s growing membership base and all NSW constituents. Pete possesses the essential attributes required to challenge the status quo and restore the rule of law as defined in our constitution,” Mr Culleton continues in his statement.
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Pete and welcome him on board as GAP’s first Federal candidate for the NSW Senate.”