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Charges against Brazeau a ‘letdown’, ‘extremely appalling,’ Harper says

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VANCOUVER – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he feels “let down” by the circumstances surrounding Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who has been charged with assault and sexual assault.

Harper, speaking at a news conference in Vancouver, says he considers Brazeau’s situation “terrible,” “extremely appalling” and “disappointing.”

He’s quick to note, however, that most people in the Senate are hardworking people who take their responsibilities very seriously.

Brazeau, who was arrested Thursday at his home, has been freed on bail after spending the night behind bars before a brief court appearance today. A court order prohibits publication of the victim’s name.

Brazeau spoke briefly and quietly in court and appeared subdued while filing the paperwork for his release.

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