The Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado, appears today in the Justice Committee of the Lower House to explain her relationship with the ex-commissioner José Manuel Villarejo, a controversy for which the full Congress requested her resignation yesterday.
Delgado asked to attend the Congress after the criticism that led to the broadcast in the digital moncloa.com of a conversation recorded in 2009, when she was a prosecutor and shared a meal with his friend Baltasar Garzón, Villarejo and other police charges.
The opposition has accused her of lying for saying first that she had not had "any kind of relationship" with Villarejo and later acknowledging that they had coincided in "some event", and also because of the language used in that meal.
She explained that in her twenty-five years as a prosecutor she remembers having met with the ex-commissioner three times, together with other police officers or judicial and prosecutorial positions, and has argued in her defense that Villarejo, now in pretrial detention, was then a valued police officer. and decorated.
But that link with what is considered one of the largest exoponentes of the "Interior sewers" yesterday led Podemos, main ally of the PSOE, to abstain in the plenary session of Congress when the PP called for his resignation, which favored the initiative I would go ahead.
Delgado had already been rejected in addition on September 25 by the Senate, where the PP has an absolute majority.
Along with his relationship with Villarejo, the PP and Citizens demand the resignation of the minister for his handling of the lawsuit filed in Belgium against the investigating judge of the "procés", Pablo Llarena, by several escaped independence leaders, considering that he tried to leave him abandoned to their fate.