Barnaby Joyce video shows Nationals leader lying on the side of the road in Braddon, Canberra and mumbling profanities into his phone late at night after Parliament
Bizarre footage shows Nationals front bench Barnaby Joyce lying on the footpath in Canberra late at night muttering ‘dead f***ing c**t’ into his phone.
USA Online Post Australia has exclusively obtained video of the former deputy prime minister lying in Londsale Street, in the suburb of Braddon, at 11.36pm on Wednesday.
Sources say he was sitting on a large potted plant while having an animated conversation when he fell off, ‘rolled around’ and continued his call.
In the video, Joyce could be seen lying on the pavement with his legs up and his jacket spread open.
He wore the same blue and white tie that had been worn during Question Time in Parliament House earlier that day.
Barnaby Joyce could be seen on the pavement talking on the phone (pictured)
He could be heard saying ‘dead f***ing c**t’ into the phone on Wednesday night (pictured)
Much of the conversation was muffled, but the profanity was clear.
Sources close to Joyce explained the phone call was likely to be with his new wife, Vikki Campion.
Joyce described the scene as “very embarrassing” in a statement to USA Online Post Australia on Friday.
“I walked back to my accommodation after Parliament rose at 10pm,” he said.
‘While I was sitting on the phone on the edge of a planter box, I fell over, kept talking on the phone, and very animatedly referred to myself for falling over.
“I got up and walked home.”
The couple married in November in a bush festival-style wedding at his family’s property in Woolbrook, in the NSW Northern Tablelands.
Joyce did not ask any questions in parliament on Wednesday.
He spoke to conservative commentator Andrew Bolt on Thursday about how he believes the Australian Defense Force should acquire more drones.
Earlier this week he addressed an anti-renewable energy rally outside Parliament House.
Barnaby Joyce can be seen in the House of Parliament on Wednesday in the same blue and white tie