Nadine Dorries has accused to committee of MPs investigating whether or not Boris Johnson lied to parliament of conducting a “witch hunt”.
The prime minister is being investigated by the Commons privileges committee over whether or not he misled parliament through the partygate affair.
Johnson has all the time stated he didn’t knowingly lie when he stated no Covid guidelines had been damaged in Downing Avenue.
However the committee, led by veteran Labour MP Harriet Harman, will merely rule on whether or not the prime minister misled the Home, deliberately or unintentionally.
If he is discovered responsible, Johnson might face a by-election in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat which could see him voted out of parliament.
Dorries, Johnson’s closest cupboard ally, tweeted on Sunday: “If this witch hunt continues, will probably be probably the most egregious abuse of energy witnessed in Westminster.
“It’ll solid critical doubt not solely on the fame of particular person MPs sitting on the committee, however on the processes of parliament and democracy itself.”
Labour MP Chris Bryant replied: “Let’s speak about abuse of energy comparable to illegally suspending parliament or doling out peerages to donors or tearing up the principles to guard Owen Paterson.
“The true abuse of energy can be suspending an inquiry to guard your mate.”
Bryant is the same old chair of the privileges committee, however stood apart for the partygate inquiry given his previous criticisms of Johnson.
The committee intends to name the PM to offer oral proof in public within the autumn, beneath oath.
The committee has already stated that whistle-blowers will be capable of give proof concerning the prime minister anonymously.
Johnson has additionally been ordered to hand over a cache of documents to the MPs, together with diaries, pictures and deleted paperwork.