Watch! De Lima, Sinibak Sa Senate Committee Chairmanship! Mga Netizens, Nagdiwang!
Nagbigay ng privilege speech si Senator Cayetano ukol sa ginagawang imbestigasyon sa mga kaso ng extra-judicial killings sa senado. Binanatan niya sa kanyang talumpati si Senadora Leila De Lima dahil sa pagka-biased nito sa hinahawakan niyang committee.
“The responsibility of a chairperson in an investigation in aid of legislation, is for the factual investigation. So that the truth will come out. She has already made her judgement when she was in the CHR, she has already made her judgement when she was in DOJ, and if it’s true that her witness was in Witness Protection Program in 2014, she had the witness but didn’t file the case. But when she got here to the senate, and got the committee on justice and human rights, she decided to chair the committee, which is her right to do so, but she refused to be neutral.”
Pagkatapos ng talumpati ni Cayetano, umaksyon agad si Senator Pacquiao para hilingin na bakantihin ang buong justice committee.
“I move that the chairmanship and members of the committee on justice be declared vacant” sabi ni Pacquiao.
Sa huli, nailuklok si Senator Gordon bilang bagong chairman sa justice and human rights committee at nagpasalamat sa mga senador na nag nominate sa kanya.
“Mr. President, I am honored and I thank those of you who asked me to chair this committee. I do so, without any lobbying on my part, to get this committee. I do pray for the support of the members “
Sa ginawang pagpapalayas kay Leila De Lima sa kanyang chairmanship sa justice committee, nagdiwang ang mga netizens at ipinakita nila ito sa social media. Ayon sa ilang comments, hadlang daw ang senadora sa mga ipinangakong pagbabago ng Duterte Administration, kaya nararapat lang ang nangyari sa kanya.