The frustration I have about the current state of politics (doesn't matter country or level) is that if this type of behaviour was witnessed on a playground, you'd clip both of them behind the ear. Tell them they were acting like babies and put them on trash detail for the rest of the day to teach them a lesson.
The lesson being acting like a spoilt little brat, lying, making up stories, whining, blaming and tattling on others is not acceptable behaviour.
Unfortunately, it appears not only is this behaviour expected in politics, it rewarded.
There must be a reason that the crap rather than the cream rises to the top in politics