Congress of Deputies
“We are morally and qualitatively superior,” they launch from Santiago Abascal’s party after being branded as “macho” and “fascist”
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Closing ranks on the left, but also within Vox. After the personal attack of the deputy Carla Toscano to Irene Montero, Santiago Abascal’s party has puffed up this Thursday in plenary session of the Congress and defended his parliamentarian against the “sectarianism” of “leftism” and the complicit “lukewarmness” of the Popular Party. An attitude that has been criticized by the former leader of Vox Macarena Olona, who believes that the party made a mistake by entering the personal field, which overturned all criticism of the minister’s management: “Montero came out on his shoulders” , has regretted.
Toscano charged the Minister of Equality by asserting during his speech that Montero’s only merit has been “studying Pablo Iglesias in depth.” A few words that the minister asked to keep in the Session Journal as proof of the “political violence” that the Vox “gang of fascists” is exercising against her and that they were censored en bloc by all left-wing formations. Also partially by the PP and Ciudadanos, who demanded “respect” in the parliamentary debate.
But in Vox there are no cracks regarding Toscano’s intervention. At least out of doors. What’s more, the party has maintained its criticism and harsh tone this Thursday, not only against Montero, but against all those “lukewarm” who have defended the head of Equality. “We are morally and qualitatively superior. The left-hander is fought head-on. This is not for the lukewarm,” deputy Onofre Miralles launched from the rostrum as a show of support for Toscano. A thesis defended by the Vox parliamentarians who this Thursday spoke in the Lower House during the budget debate: Julio Utrilla, Ins Caizares and Víctor Sánchez del Real.
The latter, in a forceful intervention, has highlighted the “scarce, disastrous, ridiculous and absent” curriculum of Montero and of the majority of members of the government leadership. His words have once again generated criticism and booing from the socialist bench and United We Can and standing ovations from Vox. An episode that has been reminiscent of what happened this Thursday in plenary session after Toscano’s intervention, when there was crosses of criticism and applause in the Chamber, something that forced the first president of the Chamber, Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, to intervene.
In fact, even the leader of the formation, Santiago Abascal, came out in defense of Toscano at the end of this Wednesday: “What fine skin those who go hand in hand with philoterrorists have, those who stone political acts, those who release rapists.” , those who defend pedophilia, those who pardon corrupt and coup leaders, the parents of all violence!”, he wrote on social networks in reference to the shows of support from members of the Government for Irene Montero.
The seamless support of Vox contrasts, yes, with the harsh criticism launched by the former leader of the party Macarena Olona: “Irene Montero is celebrating. She should have been disapproved. She has left on the shoulders of Congress. As a victim.”