Fierce battle this Tuesday in the Senate about “what is terrorism and what is not terrorism.” This was done by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the PP senator, Marimar Blanco, brother of the councilor who was kidnapped and killed by ETA.
In a tense session and a double verbal confrontation between the senator and the minister, Blanco accused Marlaska of laying the “red carpet” for ETA prisoners for the reconciliation policy and for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and those investigated for the ‘Tsunami Democratic’. Furthermore, he accused the entire government of “inventing good terrorism to keep on its knees.”
In his double answer, the head of the Interior and career magistrate asked not to “pay attention” to the term terrorism, appealing to the victims of the attacks of ETA and 11-M. “I, like you, never kneel before terrorism; I, like you, know perfectly what terrorism is,” he told Marimar Blanco.
In her second turn, Marimar Blanco demanded that the minister “at least have the courage to look into the eyes” of the police officers injured in the independence protests because of the ‘procés’ ruling before accusing her that he is gone. “Marlaska, the great henchman of the ‘judge’ Sánchez.”
“You can’t trivialize what terrorism is,” replied Grande-Marlaska, noting that this year marks the 20th anniversary of 11-M and that, immediately afterward, she blasted that “it confuses the facts, which have nothing to do with terrorism.””.
“The victims are a reference for this government; for me and for you, we know what terrorism is; do not lower the concept of terrorism after the history of the country,” he said between the protests of the PP bench.