Australian Conservatives founder and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi says Dennis Hood’s defection to the Liberals caught him by surprise.
“It’s very clear to me that this has been in the works for quite some time,” Mr Bernardi told radio station FIVEaa on Tuesday.
“That’s what disappoints me most.”
“I guess I should be disappointed in myself because I’m normally pretty good at putting pieces of jigsaws together, but in this case I was disappointed," he said.
“But it is what it is and we’re all adults and people have to live with the decisions they make and it’s ok.”
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