The breakdown of Adelante Andalucía and the expulsion of Teresa Rodríguez and seven other deputies to the group of not attached Requested by Podemos and IU and approved by the Andalusian Parliament Board, this Friday confronted the former leader of Podemos and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero. Asked if she thinks it appropriate that the movement occurred during Rodríguez’s maternity leave, Montero replied: “I have had two pregnancies in a row, always assuming political responsibilities. Politics does not stop while we are on leave.” Rodríguez has responded on Twitter: “I thought that ‘sisterhood’ was a red line.”
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In an interview in RNE, Montero has defended that the decision of what happened this week “is part of the autonomy of the Andalusian organizations.” “They are the ones who make the decisions,” he pointed out. The leader of Podemos added: “I think you know, because I have had two pregnancies in a row and always assuming political responsibilities, since politics does not stop while we are on leave.” Montero has continued setting herself up as an example: “Also think about what I went through during the two maternity leaves.”
The minister was referring to the split of Íñigo Errejón in Madrid, which occurred in January 2019 while she and her partner, Pablo Iglesias, enjoyed their respective permits for the birth of their children.
“It is true, it is very sad, that the situation of differences has not stopped by either party in these months in which Teresa was away. It is something sad. I refer to what our colleagues from United We Can say in Andalusia , because that is the area in which the decisions have been made, “Montero has settled.
The answer has come almost immediately from Teresa Rodríguez. Through Twitter, he said: “The Minister of Equality defending on National Radio that I be expelled from the Parliamentary Group while I am on maternity leave because the right has also attacked her while I was. ‘Politics does not stop’, He said. I didn’t expect this either. ”