Barnaby breaks silence over footpath video, blames prescription drug

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Barnaby Joyce has blamed mixing a “prescription drug” with alcohol after he was seen on embarrassing video lying on his back on a footpath in Canberra mumbling into his phone.

The Nationals frontbencher told Seven’s Sunrise on Monday morning that “obviously I made a big mistake” and “there’s no excuse for it” but “there is a reason”.

“It was a very eventful walk home, wasn’t it,” he said “I should’ve followed … I’m on a prescription drug, and they say certain things may happen to you if you drink, and they were absolutely 100 per cent right. They did.”

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