Asked if she felt the faction had any influence on what transpired, Johnson replied, "That's a hard question. I was not of the view that the splitting of the government (had anything to do with it). I don't think so." Responding to questions on why a commission of enquiry into the coup was not held earlier, Johnson said the Patrick Manning administration that followed the NAR did not feel anything good could be accomplished by it. She said the Panday administration that followed Manning's espoused a similar view.