ACT MP David Garrett got into an altercation in Tonga over someones ex wife and got whacked causing his jaw to be broken... All before he entered Parliament.
Woop di doo. Whats the big deal?
Seems possible that a jealous ex husband after possibly drinking, didn't like Mr Garrett's possible attention to his ex wife and whacked him. Garrett then flew back to Auckland and got medical attention at Middlemore.
Not very becoming behavior of a Doctor I must say.
While it is a point of entertainment for some, when David Garrett returned to Tonga he pressed charged against the whacker, who not to let Garrett get the better of him did the same and pressed charges back. The whacker was fined $100 and David Garrett was fined $10 which seems like the Judge found the whacker to be 90% to blame and Garrett 10% of the blame.
This should have NOTHING to do with David Garrett MP's job at hand with the ACT party. He seems to be an effective MP who gets things done.
If it was the other way around and the whacker was the whackee then there may be something to discuss, but that was not the case.
While he can be a bit gruff at times, let David Garrett MP do his job.