Saturday, February 24, 2024

I’m not a fascist, just a good Catholic

David Gil, elected councilor of Vox and the deputy spokesperson of the Consell, will fight to avoid a fine if the government finally charges him for Francoism. He faces a fine of between 2,000 and 10,000 euros for referring to the military uprising in 1936 as a “crusade for freedom.” Memoria de Mallorca and Podemos filed a complaint with PRESIDENCY, understanding that this statement violates the Historical Memory Law.

The government confirmed on Monday that it is investigating the incident but has not yet formally opened its disciplinary file. “So far, I have not been officially informed that a file has been opened against me. If they do, I will obviously present allegations because I understand that as long as violence is not incited, everyone in a public debate can express themselves in the way they want,” said David Gil.

The Vox advisor denied that his statements whitewashed the coup d’état or incited an uprising. “I’m talking about a crusade of liberty to reflect, as a good Catholic that I am, that the revolt happened when priests and nuns were killed, he said, convinced of his argument. Although he admitted that Franco was the protagonist of the military uprising, he considered that talking about his motivation could not be considered an “apology for Francoism.” “Francoism is something that comes later,” he said. He is very convinced that when he speaks, he uses a “language of agreement.”.

Far from regret, Gil reaffirmed himself and accused Podemos and Més of insulting him. “I regret that those who accused me of apologizing to Francoism for my intervention in a plenary debate insulted me on social networks by calling me a fascist, something that Podemos and More said,” he said. He did not see himself as a “fascist” but as a “good Catholic.” “The term ‘liberation crusade’ was used by the Catholic Church itself when their priests and nuns were killed,” he justified.

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