By Parker McKenzie
An independent candidate for Casey claimed if elected he would “get out the M60” and shoot Australian politicians.
In a video seen by the Star Mail, independent candidate Craig Cole, who will be on the ballot on May 21, said during an April 16 Convoy to Canberra event every politician in Australia has remained silent on child sex trafficking.
“Your maiden speech is supposed to be all warm and fuzzy, but stuff that. I’m going to get out the M60 and mow every single one of them down,” he said.
“I’m calling out every single corrupt prick that they are, with as much light and love as possible.
“People say to me Craig you are a bit aggressive, shit, there are children being raped and trafficked. I think a few F-bombs are necessary. This is no conspiracy, this is fact.”
The M60 is an American-made machine gun used by the United States military.
In another video, Mr Cole said Federal Parliament House is where “all the gutless rock spider paedophiles congregate.”
Mr Cole is a retired professional wrestler, having last competed in February 2020 under the name Pitbull in Mulgrave, according to the internet wrestling database cagematch.net.
Through his Facebook page, Mr Cole helped organise anti-lockdown and mandate protests in May 2020 and was detained by police at least once.
Mr Cole’s website for his independent candidacy describes him as working with community agencies as “a mentor for disengaged teenage boys”, working as a disability care worker and facilitating online self-growth and motivational seminars.
Mr Cole was contacted for comment.