Emiliano García-Page’s criticism of a hypothetical amnesty for the inauguration of Pedro Sánchez continues. On this occasion, he did not attack the negotiations, which he insisted he wanted to know, but directly against the position of independent Catalans. Therefore, a day before going to the Federal Committee of the PSOE, the president of Castilla-La Mancha emphasized from an event in Toulouse (France) that the independents “cannot ask for forgiveness for something that, at the same time, they will say, “They did well.”
Page considers that “there is a debate and a great social anxiety” about this issue and that, in fact, “it is still not certain whether there is a government or not.” “I am very interested to hear the details of the agreement and, of course, also give my opinion regarding the political situation and views, not only of what we see today but of what may happen tomorrow or the next day. tomorrow.”
As such, he pointed to the reasoning of the Catalan president, Pere Aragonès (ERC), which, in his opinion, “does not have logic.” “The world of independence, when it makes amnesty proposals, makes them with a small, basic moral basis. What they themselves want is to pardon themselves and, more than that, to let the country know that things have gone wrong,” complained the socialist baron.
“You’re just forgiving what you did wrong.”
Accordingly, he directly responded to Aragonès to recall that pardons in the ‘procés’ were justified “as a pardon for crimes” and that they occurred “because what is not constitutionally appropriate is an amnesty.” But apart from this, García-Page said that for amnesty, “there must be a previous crime”: “Only what is done wrong is forgiven, because what is done well, what is needed are rewards.” . Let’s see if, instead of amnesty, they want a prize,” he said ironically.
In all of this, he defended that when we talk about amnesty, “it is against many reasons”, mainly because “starting to talk about this issue, the first thing they do is to recognize compliance with the Constitution already. to never leave the lane again.”
“In other words, doing things like the rest of us, according to the law. However, based on that basis, what they cannot ask for is forgiveness for something that, at the same time, they say they have done well. You just forgave what you did wrong. In other words, only one crime can be amnesty. It’s from the book; come on. But we ended up with this paradox in Spain, where it seems that the victims of the violation of the constitution of the independence movement have become the perpetrators. All that’s missing, man,” he concluded.