Controversial MP Bernie Finn faces expulsion from the Liberal Party in Victoria a few days after the federal election.
A proposal to expel Finn from the Liberals after he resigned from the opposition whip last week will be made at a meeting in the party hall on Tuesday.
If the proposal is accepted, Mr Finn will still be a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, but he will have to sit on a bench in the upper house.
This happened after the last dispute of the deputy, where he posted comments against abortion on social networks.
Following the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Rowe v. Wade, who makes abortion a constitutional right in the country, could be overturned, Mr Finn shared his excitement on Facebook.
“They are so excited that the United States is on the verge of a major breakthrough in civilization,” he wrote on May 4.
“Pray that it will come here soon.
“Killing babies is a crime.”
Responding to a commentator who suggested that abortion be an option in cases such as sexual assault, Mr Finn said: “Babies should not be killed for the crimes of his or her parents.”
Victoria’s Liberal leader Matthew Guy said in a statement Monday that the party “has no other option”.
“The constant lack of discipline and repeated actions that harm the party’s ability to defend the interests of the Victorians leave no choice but to consider Mr. Finn’s right to represent the Liberal Party,” he said.
Mr Finn also published “there is nothing without freedom of speech” after the news appeared on Monday.
Literally a few days after the publications were made, Mr Guy hinted that Mr Finn’s place in the party could be jeopardized because of his comments and use of social media.
“I think we’re all sick of Bernie Finn’s posts on social media … I think the Liberal Parliamentary Party is absolutely sick of it,” Mr Guy said.
“If someone cannot follow these rules and wants to act as an independent, then you should ask him if he wants to do so as an independent or a member of the parliamentary Liberal Party.
“Our pre-selections will open in a couple of weeks, he can answer to the party ranks about the behavior of the team.
“If any of us want to go out and sit at home and spend all day posting on social media that infuriates others, I think you can say that’s enough for us and we have it.”
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews also disagreed with Mr Finn’s comments last week.
“A lot of Victorian women are tired of listening to guys tell them what to do with their bodies,” Andrews said.
“These are cases between a woman and her doctor, as it should be. People have a right to a different view. As they express such an opinion, they can be judged for it. “
Last week, Mr Finn said he felt “some disloyalty” from the Liberals after his resignation from the opposition whip and indicated that he had not spoken to Mr Guy for several months.
He also said he wanted to remain part of the party.
This is not the first time Mr Finn has sparked controversy over his use of social media; Last year, he published a post comparing Mr. Andrews to Adolf Hitler, talking to a group on Facebook against blocking Reignite Democracy Australia and commenting on pro-Trump after the riots in the US Capitol.