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Michael Gove is clearly over answering questions about the recent Dominic Cummings controversy.
Sky News host Kay Burley asked Gove a question on Tuesday via the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, who tweeted:
The question now is: do we accept being lied to, patronised and treated by a PM as mugs? The moral question is not… https://t.co/1uEXIszezt — Nick Baines (@Nick Baines)
Gove simply responded live on air:
Well I wish the bishop well.
Stunned at the short response, Burley asked “Is that all you want to say to him?” and Gove repeated his previous remark.
When pressed yet again, Gove finally relented:
Yes, well I’m a Christian too and I think therefore I have great respect for the church, for the bishops [and] for the leadership that they exercise. I wish him well.
Gove’s short answers drove many to question the absurdity of what they just saw:
I missed this. Wow https://t.co/gjIwgV1CfO — Nick Murphy (@Nick Murphy)
@nickmurftweets It’s because he is a Christian replying to a Bishop. He has nothing else to say because he cannot lie in this case😇 — Mintypig.WOMAN™️💚🤍💜 (@Mintypig.WOMAN™️💚🤍💜)
@nickmurftweets Christ. He’s a fucking disgrace. — Chris Hewitt (@Chris Hewitt)
@foxacheUK @nickmurftweets That's incredible. What the hell is going on here? This seems too bizarre to be a coincidence! — Danny Jeremiah (@Danny Jeremiah)
@nickmurftweets Burley: how do you respond?
Gove: https://t.co/NghDjor08p — Dan W. (@Dan W.)
Dominic Cummings has faced increasing pressure to resign after driving his wife and four-year-old child from London to their family’s home in County Durham.
Although Cummings maintains he didn’t break any laws, many people think he’s broken “the spirit” of lockdown and has effectively undermined the government’s messaging.
At the time of writing, over 265,000 people are confirmed to have coronavirus in the UK, with sadly 37,048 deaths.