Michael McCormack has since apologised for the hateful rhetoric.
The deputy Prime Minister has announced his resignation.
'A mix of bewilderment, regret and increasing amounts of schadenfreude.'
There are three important factors at play.
It all centers around the point at which ineligible MPs became ineligible.
"High Court sentences Australia to 5 weeks of Barnaby Joyce campaigning."
And now the fun really begins.
The former Deputy Prime Minister is already on the campaign trail.
Roberts, Ludlam, Waters and Nash also gone.