The national senator, Martín Lousteau, once again targeted Mauricio Macri after a split within the opposition before the presidential runoff, and he was accused of leaving the space of Together for Change to form a new party with Javier Milei.
In an interview with LN+, the radical said that “Macri left Together for Change and founded mileimacrism”. “He went to another political space,” he summed up.
Lousteau stated that he felt “embarrassed” after the announcement made by Patricia Bullrich and Luis Petri to support Milei in the runoff against Sergio Massa for the presidency.
“In the press conference, I saw that everything we said became, because of the whim of a couple, worthless. And everything we promised to do if we won, but also what we promised to fight for if we lost “There are people who think it should not be done,” said Lousteau, and fired again:This is a scam and a betrayal of everything the campaign says and what JxC seeks to represent.”
According to his story, the senator stated that he knew the announcement beforehand. “I knew that moment. There are rumors in the morning. I called and wrote to Patricia (Bullrich), and she did not answer me. “I spoke to Horacio (Rodríguez Larreta), who told me that yes, there will be a press conference where they will speak in a personal capacity.”
Lousteau He denied that Bullrich and Petri were speaking “in a personal capacity,” as both references argue. “The first thing they said was, ‘here we are, as a formula, we represent six million votes,'” he said.
And he repeated the example. “What would have happened if Horacio and Gerardo Morales sat down and said, ‘we represent 2.7 million votes and then we go, for example, with Sergio Massa.’ “Everyone says ‘they’re leaving JxC’,” he said.
He further noted that Macri “changed his speech” to Bullrich after the general election so that he “criticized one side more than the other.” “Bullrich showed his face, but Macri, who we know is behind”He didn’t even dare,” he accused.
On Friday morning, Macri gave his own version of events and said that Lousteau and other UCR leaders asked Bullrich to lower the tone of his speech and not hit Massa.
“Macri has a share of authoritarianism because he does not accept the rules of a coalition,” Lousteau fired again: “He should have asked for a Pro meeting, met, established an institutional position and, if he did not like the institutional position, said, ‘I will accept my party as well as the coalition, but I myself will vote for Milei.’”
Lousteau also had a harsh opinion about Milei. “He’s an extremist right-wing demagogue who denies basic things and doesn’t know the things he’s talking about. In addition to denying climate change and the rights of others, it breaks the way we live together because of the way different thinkers are treated,” he said.
The libertarian had harsh words against the UCR throughout the campaign. He did not even waste an opportunity to criticize Rafael Alfonsín, the hero of radicalism.
“(Milei) is a person who, due to his psychological characteristics, has little resistance to failure,” and if it fails, it becomes violent. “I don’t want a person like that in charge of the presidency,” said the senator, although he avoided answering how he planned to vote. “This is a personal issue. I will be in opposition to my public responsibility.”