The PNM National Women’s League is condemning the opposition’s public verbal attack on the wife of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Sharon Clark-Rowley.
In a release yesterday, the league denounced opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s silence on Senator Anil Roberts’ recent “attack” on Mrs Clark-Rowley which it interprets as her support.
“The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement stands in solidarity with Mrs Clark-Rowley and strongly denounces Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s, the first female Prime Minister, support of the vile and absolutely disgusting discussions led by the United National Congress and in particular her Senatorial pick of Anil Roberts’ repulsive, vile and despicable attacks against the wife of the Honourable Prime Minister in the public domain,” it said.
“Having failed on more than one occasion to besmirch the good name of the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader Persad-Bissessar has let loose Roberts to attack the good name and reputation of the Honourable Prime Minister’s wife. Under the leadership of Persad-Bissessar, the UNC has discarded every vestige of morality and decency.”
The release said Persad-Bissessar must remind Roberts that there is a level of decency that must be upheld and thresholds from which they should refrain when people place themselves for public service.
The league also said Roberts’ “colossal use of sewage-filled attacks against Mrs Clark-Rowley must be strongly deprecated by all citizens.”
“It said this is not the first time Senator Roberts has taken aim at women on his social media platforms with the support of Persad-Bissessar. He continues to debase, slander, mock, demean and disrespect us, all whilst his leader—Persad-Bissessar sits on the sidelines applauding. These types of repulsive, abhorrent, vile, antagonistic attacks displayed by Roberts and the UNC must stop. Women are to be respected, cherished, protected, and not attacked—verbally, physically or emotionally because of whom they have married,” it said.
The league said politics should not be allowed to reach such levels.
“If the leaders in our society stoop to these abhorrent levels, we cannot expect those whom we lead to aspire to anything greater. The Women’s League abhors and condemns this debasing and disrespect of Mrs Clarke-Rowley, and we are always ready to defend the women Trinidad and Tobago.”