Michelle Rempel ponders Conservative leadership run in series of late-night tweets

MP Michelle Rempel took to Twitter to express her thoughts on taking part in the Conservative leadership race. Here is a collection of her tweets and social media reaction.

'I'm a 35-year-old chick. We're not supposed to do these sorts of things': Rempel says in 1 of several tweets

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel took to Twitter in the middle of the night to air her thoughts about running for Conservative leadership. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Michelle Rempel, the outgoing minister of state for Western economic diversification, caused quite a stir on Twitter last night when she aired her thoughts about the leadership of the Conservative Party in the wake of its poor showing in Monday's federal election.

The Calgary MP, who will be returning to the House of Commons after winning her seat in Monday's election, asked the Twitterverse to reflect on the role of young women in politics: "Are you ready for someone like me ... I mean, I'm too brash, impetuous and abrasive, right?"

Her series of tweets started off simply.

Almost immediately, Twitter users began to take notice.

As the conversation continued, Rempel became more frank in her tweets.

Re-elected MP Michelle Rempel on the Conservative campaign

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MP Michelle Rempel discusses the Conservative party's loss in the 2015 election


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