“I hope the strike” made by the workers of the Judicial Branch—to demonstrate against the destruction of trusts where more than 15 billion pesos have been accumulated—said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; He estimated that if the strike is extended, “we would win” because the criminals will not be given freedom.
This Friday morning, the president reiterated the issue of the extinction of trusts expected to be approved by the Congress of the Union and the controversy that arose within the Judiciary.
He described the march announced for next Sunday, October 23, as “shame” and “disgrace to other people,” because its call primarily aims to maintain privileges.
“Think about the march to maintain the privileges, the shame of others, they also lied, this is where we said that we will not take the salary, we will not reduce the salary of the Judiciary workers, nor will we go. to get benefits from workers. Judiciary workers, nothing, only those at the top, which is shameful.”
The head of the federal Executive stated that the majority of the middle class “is with us,” although he noted that the protesters on the issue of the Judiciary and others have the right to disagree.
“Those in the Judiciary would do well to protest, we are living in interesting times. When in history has the Judicial Branch rebelled against the Executive? Never!”
He said that historically the Executive Branch is “the power of the powers, and the ministers (of the Court), all the subjects, the whole Court (…) an opposition to protect the privileges,” he promotes.
The man from Tabasco insisted that “this strike is good, because the philosopher of my town, Maestro Carlitos, would say: ‘It is not good, but it is wrong.’ Because we should not be surprised that the criminals are released. How long will they be helpless? – he asked himself”.
When told until Tuesday, he continued: “I wish it would be longer. If the Judiciary goes on strike, and instead of 15 days it takes a month or two, we will win, because we can here, I can prove to you, how many cases of freedom they give to criminals, judges and magistrates.”
He stated that in the last three months the members of the Judiciary “released about 20 alleged criminals, from organized crime and white collar crime. But big! What they did was to release the accounts of Mr. García Luna, his wife, and then they exempt him from the complaints to the prosecutor’s office (for illegal enrichment), and protect Iberdrola, good”
He alleged that the top brass of the Judiciary have insurance for large medical expenses that they use for surgery and special savings accounts, among other benefits such as the maintenance of their homes. Also, he said, when they retire they will take more than 20 or 30 million pesos in retirement.
“It is not possible that the people’s money benefits the minority more. What is the right of others to get more from the budget than the rights of indigenous people, farmers, and vulnerable people? Justice gives more to those who have less because there is no equal treatment between the unequal.