LNP senator James McGrath calls Alan Jones "a grub"

IT WAS two grown men calling each other "bed-wetters" on national television, as the Coalition was forced to face the reality that leader Malcolm Turnbull was now in deep trouble.

On the Channel 7 rolling election coverage, LNP Senator for Queensland was forced to take on radio king Alan Jones as the Sunshine Coast politician was slammed for supporting the demolition of Tony Abbott's leadership.

Jones accused McGrath of being too panicked by negative polling, and took the Coalition down the path of Labor.

"There were a lot of bed-wetters in the Liberal Party and you seem to be the captain of the bed-wetters," Jones told the Nambour Senator.

"There were a lot of bed-wetters in the Liberal Party and you seem to be the captain of the bed-wetters," Jones said.

The Queensland Senator however, was not going to take the verbal attack.

"Alan, I actually don't care what you think, because you're not a friend of conservatives, you're not a friend of the Liberal National Party," he said.

"You're the king of the bed-wetters actually. You are actually a grub."

In the immediate aftermath of Saturday's shock result, Jones was not the only conservative pundit to question the decision to dismantle Abbott's government.

News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt on Saturday evening called on Turnbull to resign, calling his decision to unseat Abbott "a disaster".

"You betrayed Tony Abbott and then lead the party to humiliation, stripped of both values and honour," Mr Bolt wrote.

Topics:  federal election 2016 sunshine coast

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