Following Dominic Cummings unusual public appearance on Monday, in which he admitted to breaking several lockdown restrictions and driving for 60 miles to test his eyesight, Tory MP Andrew Griffith leapt to defend his new bosses' top advisor on Twitter.
The tweet, which read "Calm, fulsome [sic] and reasonable explanation given by DC just now. Sunlight shone on the situation. Media to now crawl back under rocks... #whatawasterofbankholidayweeken", was quickly 'ratioed' (the term for hostile comments vastly outweighing 'likes') for its Trumpian language and defence of Cummings questionable behaviour.
Alison Bennett, the Lib Dem group leader at Mid Sussex District Council and former candidate for Arundel & South Downs, questioned Mr Griffith's support of Cummings in an exchange the Mid Sussex time have reported on here.
AB: I am really shocked by this tweet. Andrew is showing a total disregard for the feelings of Arundel and South Downs constituents who have respected the rules sometimes at great personal hardship and cost.
Mr Griffith then proceeded to delete the tweet and block a number of constituent's on Twitter.