The Sophy Ridge on Sunday presenter repeatedly challenged Ms Coffey on whether the Prime Minister was aware of claims made against the former deputy chief whip before he was appointed. Ms Ridge was forced to ask on several occasions if Boris Johnson had been informed of the allegations, with the Work and Pensions Secretary failing to provide her with a straightforward answer. Ms Coffey insisted the Prime Minister was not aware of any specifics claims before Mr Pincher was appointed to the senior position.
Ms Ridge questioned the language employed by the Tory frontbencher to outline Mr Johnson’s knowledge of the allegations, saying “I don’t understand that sentence” as she asked for clarifications on several occasions during the interview.
She then suggested Ms Coffey “think you can wiggle out of it” as she once against challenged the Work and Pensions Secretary to explain clearly how much awareness there was within the party about Mr Pincher’s situation.
The former deputy chief whip offered his resignation on Tuesday after claims emerged suggesting he had groped two men whilst heavily intoxicated.
In his letter of resignation, Mr Pincher admitted he had drunk “far too much” the prior evening.
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