DAVID NORRIS HAS withdrawn from a guest spot on TV3′s Tonight with Vincent Brown show.
Norris was due to present the show tomorrow night. A TV3 spokesperson has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that he has withdrawn.
The spokesperson said:
While we are disappointed we are not surprised due to the controversy surrounding the campaign.
The spokesperson also said that a member of the senator’s presidential campaign informed TV3 today that due to the circumstances they did not feel it would be appropriate for him to go ahead with the guest presenting slot.
Several of David Norris’ campaign staff resigned over the weekend after it emerged that he wrote a letter, using Senate headed paper, seeking clemency for his friend and former partner Ezra Yizhak Nawi who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy in the Israeli courts in 1997.
Independent TD Mick Wallace confirmed earlier that he is still supporting Norris’ campaign, reports RTÉ. Five of the 15 Oireachtas members who pledged their support have confirmed that they are still on board. Others are considering the matter while some remain uncontactable.
- Additional reporting by Aedin Donnelly