John Bercow defends Donald Trump ban comments: 'I acted honestly and honourably'

Speaker John Bercow defends comments on Donald Trump, claiming he acted 'honestly and honourably'

John Bercow has defended his comments

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump's state visit.

He told MPs that he was acting "honestly and honourably," according to Sky News.

Bercow's comments were applauded and cheered by MPs as he said yesterday that Mr Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament during his state visit, suggesting Parliament does not agree with his racism and sexism.

However, he has faced much criticism for these comments from several MPs and members of the media.

Chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Crispin Blunt has said: "He has no idea whether he will be speaking for a majority of the House of Commons, and this is why speakers do not express their opinion.

"That's the entire point, otherwise they can't remain neutral and above the political fray."