“Everything AMLO said he would not do, he has done,” said federal representative Rocío González about the alternatives presented by President López Obrador to replace Minister Arturo Zaldívar at the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN).
“There are three people linked to Morena who have a completely partisan view of the party in power; what we need in the Court are highly technical, constitutionalist profiles who know about institutional treaties and constitutional control,” he declared to the PAN legislator.
Because he assured them, Bertha María Alcalde Luján, María Estela Ríos and Lenia Batres Guadarrama represent a “carnala minister”, that is, compadrazgo and are very close to the official power of
Morena emphasized that, in his view, they will not be qualified.
“They did not meet a technical profile for the Court, but they have proximity to the President and the Power, and AMLO did everything that he criticized at the time. Everything that AMLO pointed out would not happen, it did,” he said.
Bertha María Alcalde Luján is the Welfare Delegate of Chihuahua, who replaced Juan Carlos Loera during his pre-campaign and political campaign, and the daughter of Bertha Luján, a profile close to the President and the founding cadre of Morena. His father, Arturo Alcalde Justiniani, is a labor lawyer and adviser to the President.
María Estela Ríos González was one of López Obrador’s most loyal companions during his political career. A lawyer with more than 50 years of experience, he held the position of Labor Defense Attorney (Profedet) as well as legal advisor in Mexico City during AMLO’s mandate.
Lenia Batres Guadarrama was a former deputy of the PRD from 1997 to 2000. She is a founding activist and now deputy advisor for legislation and regulatory studies in the Legal Department of the Federal Executive. He is the brother of the current head of the government of Mexico City, Bartí Batres, and is involved in the most reactionary groups within Morena.
Representative González Alonso emphasized the need to have independent ministers of the court without compromises because the impartiality of the judges must not be absolute so that the separation of powers exists.