The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has gone a step further this Wednesday in his criticism of the government for having promoted the pardons to the prisoners of the procés and has asked the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, to resign and call early elections. “If you have any dignity left, you should resign today and submit this decision to the judgment of the Spaniards, because you have misled your electoral word, you have breached your constitutional oath and you are deceiving this House,” Casado assured during the control session to the Executive, less than 24 hours after the approval of the measure of grace by the Council of Ministers. The leader of the PP has made this request during his second turn to speak in plenary session and Sánchez has chosen not to respond.
The rights cling to some resources of doubtful judicial route as the last way to annul the pardons
Previously, the President of the Government had ironic with the “very constructive interventions” of Casado. “I am not going to enter into their provocations,” the chief executive told the leader of the PP. “When he feels isolated, the real Casado comes out,” he reproached him, given the recent “disqualifications” of the president of the popular to all those sectors that have supported the pardons.
As soon as the session started, the PP leader reproached the PSOE bench for applauding Sánchez’s arrival at the hemicycle: “They applaud an unfortunate day for the democratic history of Spain.” Next, Casado recalled that Sánchez “promised not to pardon the prisoners of the procés”, so he “came to power supported by a lie.” With the pardons, in Casado’s opinion, the Government “cast the fate of Spain on those who want to destroy it” to “maintain power even though it is already electorally dead.”
The popular leader has also spoken of the “arrogant corny rhetoric of the second transition” that in his opinion they carry out from Moncloa. “Who do you think you can talk about Spain?” the leader of the PP has asked himself, who has assured that Sánchez “has betrayed his oath to defend national unity and the equality of all Spaniards.”
“Insult everyone,” Sánchez later snapped at Casado. “Is this democracy as it is contemplated?” “He says that the PP is due to the Spanish. Those of us who do not think like you, where do we come from, from Mars?” Afterwards, Sánchez has described the pardon as a “courageous, restorative measure in favor of harmony and politics, which will reduce political and territorial discord.” “I am not going to enter into their provocations,” the chief executive told the leader of the PP. “When the true Casado feels isolated,” he has reproached him, given the recent “disqualifications” of the president of the popular to all those sectors that have supported the pardons.
Rufián appreciates the “courage” of the Government
Minutes later, ERC spokesman Gabriel Rufián took advantage of the government control session to thank Pedro Sánchez “personally for his courage in the face of the pack” in reference to the right. Rufián has reminded him, however, that he appeared in the elections “speaking of the Prosecutor’s Office” and now “does politics.”
“Everyone knows what we like to talk about politics so a good understanding few words are enough”, said Rufián, who has made it clear that “there is a lot to go” in reference to the “Court of Accounts, the Constitutional Court and the gag law “:” They will not be a real left-wing government as long as there is a single person in this country who is threatened, beaten or imprisoned for demonstrating peacefully. ”
To the question of what the Government is going to do after the pardons, the president has replied that his approach is that of the “reunion agenda” that he led to the dialogue table and that consists of the points that the Generalitat claimed ago years to Mariano Rajoy except for the self-determination referendum. “Self-determination is no longer just that it is not unconstitutional, it is that we cannot continue to fracture Catalan society, we have to begin to unite Catalan society,” Sánchez insisted.
The Republican deputy has also used his intervention to make Casado ugly when he talks about the unconstitutionality of the pardons. “Article 62 of the Constitution is not known. This is what happens when you are given a master’s degree, you don’t know the lesson,” he reproached him. And Sánchez has also used that intervention to respond to the PP’s complaint that the Government does not have Congress by reminding him that both this Tuesday and last week proposals were voted on the grace measure in which the theses of the Executive received the support of 190 deputies.
Confrontation between Calvo and Vox
The first vice president, Carmen Calvo, has come out on the attack against Vox, which she has once again placed in “fascism”. “How old and dangerous is his speech! You, radical conservatism, fascism, and philosophical fascism in this country have been distributing nation cards for 200 years,” he snapped at the spokesman, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, whom he warned of that “no longer sneaks in” because the country has had 42 years of “mature democracy” and has reproached it for trying to set the bar for “good and bad Spaniards.”
Espinosa de los Monteros, in line with the three rights in recent days, had attacked the Government for pardons during the control session in Congress. “They are generating disaffection. It is impossible to satisfy those who make dissatisfaction their way of life. It is not enough with pardons they want amnesty, self-determination referendum, where are they going to put the line?”, Asked the Vox spokesman. Sánchez a few minutes before had reminded Gabriel Rufián that the path of self-determination is not possible because it is “unconstitutional” and because it delves into the “fracture” in Catalonia.