The PP came out against the words of the Vice President of the Government Teresa Ribera against the judge of the National Court Manuel García-Castellón. Ribera, also Minister of Ecological Transition, stated that the judge has a “will” to rule on “sensitive political moments”, after rejecting the appeal of the Prosecutor’s Office against the request he sent to the Supreme Court to prosecute Carles Puigdemont . crime of terrorism within the framework of the Democratic Tsunami cause. The magistrate’s decision comes at a critical moment as the amnesty law is in full swing. Because of this accusation by Ribera to the magistrate, the famous people announced that they will not agree with the vice president of the Senate and request his appearance to give explanations.
Celebrities take “very seriously” what an Executive vice president said in an interview with RTVE that judges “take the lead” in their decision-making. “Pedro Sánchez once again admitted in the pro-independence discourse that the Justice is impartial and that the law is in Spain,” they pointed out in the PP, and requested that the Government “stop the attack on Spanish judges. ” “The orders of Puigdemont and the Government followed, even if that meant attacking our own rule of law,” said the spokeswoman of the PP in the Senate, Alicia García, before criticizing “sadly that Sánchez relies on the interest of a fugitive from justice. and to recite the pro-independence argument to undermine our democratic institutions. The PP has an absolute majority in the Senate and, therefore, Ribera’s disapproval is likely to succeed .
The truth is that Ribera’s words fueled the controversy about the attitude of the Government towards the Judiciary. Although the vice president tried to be “cautious” about García-Castellón’s decision to continue his request to accuse Puigdemont of terrorism, the truth is that he ended up attacking the judge. “As I said, we are used to always leaning in the same direction, which obviously has important political implications and often comes at sensitive political moments,” he pointed out, referring to the fact that, precisely, the crime of terrorism. is in the focus of the amnesty law, because the ERC and Junts want to introduce a change to make it amnestiable, but the PSOE opposes it. That is to say, if terrorism is not amnested, there is a risk that the law will be derailed and, in this, the legislature may be affected.
“There are some people who hold this institutional representation of the Judicial Power with a desire to always speak in the same direction and in a particular appropriate moment compared to what can be the statements of other partners within the use of that Judicial. Power.” Ribera continued. His statement, in any case, was later qualified by other members of the Government to avoid increasing tension in the Judiciary.
Cuca Gamarra previously demanded that Pedro Sánchez and Félix Bolaños, “in a straightforward manner”, reject Ribera’s statements. “To point out that the judges are prevaricating is to claim the discourse of those who support independence, which is now endorsed by the Government,” added Gamarra. The general secretary of the PP assured that the accusations of prevarication against Judge García-Castellón “is another step in the development of a law with impunity for a political caste so that Sánchez remains in power after defeat in the election.”