\u201cIf this witch hunt continues, it will be the most egregious abuse of power witnessed in Westminster. It will cast serious doubt not only on the reputation of individual MPs sitting on the committee, but on the processes of Parliament and democracy itself https://t.co/2Pwm7VQ7WI\u201d
But the committee, led by Labour MP Harriet Harman, will decide whether he, intentionally or unintentionally, misled parliament and if he is found guilty he could face a by-election and maybe even lose his seat.
So it is not exactly and unserious thing, and people found Dorries' exclamation profoundly ridiculous.
A number of MPs, high-profile figures and other social media users slapped down her argument:
\u201c@NadineDorries The \u2018egregious abuse of power\u2019 you speak of has \u2018resigned\u2019 Nads. He\u2019s gone.\u201d
\u201cJust a Cabinet Minister calling a cross party group of MPs a witch hunt and egregious abuse of power.\n\nQuite obviously such a tweet demonstrates her woefully unfit for public office.\u201d
— David Henig \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@David Henig \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
\u201cLet\u2019s talk about abuse of power such as illegally suspending parliament or doling out peerages to donors or tearing up the rules to protect Owen Paterson. The real abuse of power would be suspending an inquiry to protect your mate.\u201d