“That’s not the way,” “he’s looking for fame,” “it’s better to keep”quiet”—these and other insults were directed against the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, who continues to be at the center of the controversy after his statements against the policy of the government and, therefore, of his party. It should be remembered that the socialist baron attacked the pact signed by PSOE and Junts to exclude terrorism from the amnesty law. In particular, García-Page regrets that his party is now “outside the Constitution, about to step on the border of the Constitution” and is categorical in ensuring “no good terrorism and no bad terrorism.”
Some words provoked the rapid reaction of Ferraz, with Santos Cerdán at the head, and the government, with the Minister of Transport, Óscar Puente, who did not hesitate to point out that the person who has been on the “outskirts” of the PSOE for a long time was itself.Page. But the reactions don’t stop there. This Thursday, the first vice president of the government, María Jesús Montero, accused the socialist leader of “seeking fame” and warned him: “That is not the way.”
In terms of the party, Montero made a strong defense of the agreements between the PSOE and its government partners and assured that his party always works to guarantee the Constitution, despite the attacks of the opposition, especially from the PP, that “he has even gone so far as to prove that there is no Constitution in this country.” At this point, he assured that he would not share the strategy of García-Page, who seeks fame “based on the difference” with the Executive of Pedro Sánchez and his own party. In addition, he insisted that García-Page’s statements “do not correspond to the reality of what the Executive is developing” regarding the amnesty law.
García-Page, “better silent”
“That is not the way. The way is to be able, together, to stop the progress of the right and more right,” he concluded on this matter. But he was not the only one who came out against the statements of the president of Castilla-La Mancha. His words were backed up by the former socialist minister José Blanco, for whom the president of Castilla-La Mancha “better keep quiet.”
Meanwhile, the candidate of the PSdeG for the Presidency of the Xunta, José Ramón Gómez Besteiro, also accused the socialist baron and assured that the majority of the party does not share his opinions. “I do not share the statements of Emiliano, and the majority of the party does not share them,” he said in his speech at the Europe Forum in Madrid, where he was presented, precisely, by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero.
However, far from drawing blood on this issue, it leaves “space” for understanding. He considered that within the PSOE there is a “context of respect” towards all opinions because “everything is debatable.” And although he can understand that there are people who do not agree with the amnesty law, he believes that in time “the socialist strategy will be proven right.”