Mr Hamilton is also refusing to answer what checks were done on Mr Sabin’s past before his acceptance as a National party candidate.
National knew of assault allegation pre-election, NBR understands, but chose not to withdraw his candidacy.
"This is an absolutely appalling look at a time when we need men to step up to the mark and own their problems.”
National was first made aware of an assault complaint against the Northland MP weeks before the 2011 election.
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