Independent Senator Helen Drayton stated that the National Security Minister Gary Griffith was out of place to take to task retired Major General Ralph Brown who has questioned the legality of patrols by soldiers, without a police presence, in Laventille.
She said that as a junior to Major General Ralph Brown, he was wrong and out of sync with public reality.
She also said that such behavior created negative perceptions with respect to the criminal justice system.
Her remarks came yesterday during debate on the bill to amend the Prisons Act, Criminal Offences Act and Mental Act in the Senate.
Retired Major General Ralph Brown in recent statements, labelled the soldier operation in Laventille as a cause for concern.
However National security Minister Gary Griffith stated that he had no intention of apologizing for his position.
He described comments against him as baseless, claiming that those making facetious statements have a hidden agenda.