In an exclusive interview with GB News, she said: “Yeah, but I wasn’t wrong though, was I? You know what, I don’t want to be smug because I wouldn’t have wished that episode on anyone – not on Liz, not on the Members. I mean, it was humiliating for everyone. So, I don’t want to be smug and ‘I told you so’ about it.
“But for me, it really spoke to a wider issue, because it wasn’t the fact that Johnny lost his job – that’s politics, that happens like the wind.
“That’s fine. No, it was the fact that it spoke to the bigger issue, that she wasn’t going to listen to certain people on their expertise.
“She wasn’t going to listen to Johnny on veterans, or Rishi on the economy, or any of the other good parliamentarians.”
Explaining how she got the green-light from her husband before posting the message she continued: “I penned this tweet and said to him: ‘What do you think?’, and he just said: ‘You know what? That’s how you feel, that’s how I feel, and that’s how a lot of people I think today are going to feel’.”
Mr Mercer, an army veteran who served three tours of Afghanistan, has since been re-appointed to the role of Veterans Minister in the Ministry of Defence by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Being married to an MP had made her a target for abuse, Mrs Mercer revealed. In the interview to be shown tonight she said: “One day, I opened a parcel in my kitchen, and pulled out a nappy full of human faeces.
“And I thought, ‘Alright, OK’. It was addressed to me, and it was addressed to my home address. I wasn’t in the constituency office – I was at home. It was a real shock.”
- Gloria Meets is broadcast on GB News from 6pm.