One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts also took to Twitter to express his delight:
But after ABC reporters did a little digging, it turns out that One Nation weren’t exactly gifted the tickets… they asked for them. More than once.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement to the ABC addressing the matter: “Following multiple requests from Senator Roberts, the Embassy in Washington asked a number of Congressional offices if they had any spare tickets available,” it states.
“On 13 January, Congressman Kinzinger’s office advised they had two tickets available.”
So there we have it: Pauline’s crew asked to be invited. Awkward.