The spokesperson of the Popular Party in Congress, Miguel Tellado, accused the senior lawyer and general secretary of the Congress, Fernando Galindo, of retaining the lawyers’ report for six days of the Justice Commission that “invalidated” the amnesty law. In addition, he believed that the president of the Congress, Francina Armengol, also “has” that document, because of its “transcendence” and knows that Galindo owns it.
Tellado pointed out that the lawyers of the Commission of Justice “released a report that is harmful” for the Government, because, “it is clear that the law of amnesty is against the constitution” and therefore “Everything that Congress has done is invalid this month of January.”
The ‘popular’ acknowledged in an interview with ParliamentWHAT “Commission lawyers believe in delay” in the report dated January 10 and not heard until the 16th, “but at least it is true that since the 10th the senior lawyer, Mr. Galindo, in the service of Mrs. Armengol already has that report”.
“So, I’m sure that if Mr. Galindo has that report, Mrs. Armengol too, I have no doubt, because of the importance of the report,” added Tellado, who believed that the processing of such rule has that. turned to the reform of the Constitution.
Consequently, he insisted that the PP did not understand how this “destructive” document was not used “by 350 representatives” from its receipt. “Was there bad faith on the part of the senior counsel? I have no doubt. What does Mrs. Armengol do? I don’t doubt it either,” he said.
Tellado emphasized that the approval of the amnesty law was “a historic mistake” and “unprecedented” for Spain which, in his opinion, “shows some doubts in a PSOE that believes that politics is above law and that the end justifies the means.”
On the other hand, Tellado severely attacked the third vice president, Teresa Ribera, for appointing the judge of the National Court, Manuel García-Castellón, who investigated Carles Puigdemont.
“When Podemos was the one who criticized the judges from PSOE, they stood up and criticized Podemos. Now we can see that It was the socialist ministers who criticized the judges and do not respect judicial independence and the actions of Justice,” he declared.
For the spokesperson of the Popular Group, Ribera’s statements “match him” with the general coordinator of EH Bildu, Arnaldo Otegi, who this week “does the same” by “criticizing the judges, making sure that they do of politics from the courts.” “This is very serious, This is unacceptable and that is why we have asked Minister Bolaños to say whether he agrees. together with his colleague from the Council of Ministers”, he added.
Tellado assured that “in a modern” and “mature” democracy like the Spanish, Ribera’s statements are “out of place and they show that the PSOE is experiencing an unprecedented drift.” As he added, it is a “state party and now completely ignorant.”
In this sense, he emphasized that the PSOE “is no longer what it was” and, therefore, It was “very difficult” to reach agreements with him because he “lies” and makes deals with “those who want to weaken the State.”
Regarding the change of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Tellado indicated that they proposed a “verifier that should be the European Commission.” “And we understand that Maybe Mr. Reynders,” he said, referring to the EU Justice Commissioner.
As such, they indicate that they are “pending” that the European Commission “accepts this invitation to mediate between the PSOE, the Government, and the main opposition parties to meet the demands of Europe” and “depoliticize Justice”.
Tellado stated that Sánchez “does not want to renew the CGPJ” but wants to “control it”, as he does with other institutions. “And we are for that We already told you not to trust us. “They have already tried to fool us once and we are not ready to be fooled a second time,” he warned.
However, he pointed out that if this negotiation takes place with the “participation of the European Commission as a verifier”, with the aim of “walking the path marked by Europe as a more democratic quality and depoliticization of justice”, PP will not close the door on a deal. “But the truth is that we have little confidence, very little in the Socialist Party,” he concluded.