PSOE and UP accuse the PP of using the TC to stop the government’s reforms: “It is very serious and unheard of”

PP and Ciudadanos accuse socialists of legislating to the extent of those convicted of the ‘procés’ by reforming the Penal Code

MADRID, 15 (.)

PSOE and Unidas Podemos have accused the Popular Party on Thursday of using an “expired Constitutional Court (TC) to replace the will of the people” and trying to prevent, in a “serious and unprecedented” movement, Congress from approving the law that suppresses the crime of sedition, reforms that of embezzlement and changes the rules so that the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) sends its two candidates to the TC.

In his speech at the extraordinary plenary session held in Congress on the amendments to the bill promoted by socialists and ‘morados’ to suppress the crime of sedition, the PSOE deputy Felipe Sicilia has accused the ‘popular’ of using the courts “to try to win in them what they can’t win at the polls”.

Sicilia has referred to the debate that was to be held this Thursday within the TC itself, and which has been postponed to next Monday. In it, the magistrates will decide on the appeal that the PP has presented to stop the parliamentary processing of the reform of the court itself.

“We know the real reason why the CGPJ and the TC have been blocked: because they use it as a last resort to win what they lose here. You don’t care if it discredits or discredits the democratic system. The only thing that matters is power”, he snapped at the PP spokesperson, Cuca Gamarra.

The socialist has defended the reforms promoted, recalling that the PP already modified the Penal Code in 2015 to change the crime of embezzlement. “Why could you modify it and we couldn’t?” He asked, justifying the reform of the majorities of the CGPJ in the face of the “kidnapping” that in his opinion the PP has been carrying out.

“Our obligation is, using the law, that the institutions work and provide the means to free him from kidnapping,” Sicilia has stressed, who has asked the PP not to criticize the reform of the crime of embezzlement. “Mrs. Gamarra, it is not the best day for you to talk about defendants and embezzlement. Up there you have a deputy, Mr. Casero, accused of embezzlement,” he snapped.


The president of the United Podemos parliamentary group in the Lower House, Jaume Asens, has expressed himself along the same lines, criticizing that the PP has tried to “use” the Constitutional “attacking the separation of powers.” “Can you imagine a deputy who was not re-elected and who refused to leave the seat? Well, that is what is happening,” he stated.

From his point of view, what happened this Thursday is “a shameful episode that will pass.” “Democracy is going to persist but the stigma, gentlemen of the PP, is going to persecute you. Although they have not left holes above, they are trying to perforate democracy with a silent blow. Our obligation is to prevent it,” he maintained.

Asens, who has described sedition as a “relic of the past”, has criticized the fact that the PP rejects the reform of the crime of embezzlement after having modified it in 2015. “They say that it benefits the corrupt. If this were the case, Mrs. Gamarra, they would be doing the rope. They can’t give us lessons in the fight against corruption,” he asserted.


PSOE and Unidas Podemos have responded in this way to the ‘popular’ spokesperson, Cuca Gamarra, who has lamented that with the reform, sedition and embezzlement, the PSOE has decided to “go to the other side” so that, when the independentistas try to carry out a new ‘procés’, he believes that on this occasion “the democrats will not be united”.

In his speech at the monographic plenary session, Gamarra blamed the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, for having decided to absent himself from the debate -he has described him as a “coward”-, and has asserted that this proposal “is a drama for the Spaniards” and one “more station on the road map of the independentistas”. “They did not think of getting what they want in such an easy and fast way,” he pointed out.

Thus, it has affected that “the world is lived upside down” because the Sánchez government has “camouflaged” so much with those who gave “a blow to democracy” that they now believe that Democracy is them. In line, he has ruled that no matter how much they leave their criminal records blank, “they are not honorable Democrats.”

After this, he added that this Thursday’s vote means a new step “in the demolition of the rule of law” because the equality of Spaniards before the law is broken. “There are politicians who legislate so that other politicians are above the law”, he has pointed out in reference to the independentistas.

For all this, and given that, with the PSOE program in hand, he assured, the Socialists said that they would fight against corruption, he has asserted that those of Sánchez commit fraud against all their voters, for which reason he considers that “if they are ashamed “They should call elections and go to the polls.


For his part, Vox deputy Javier Ortega Smith has described the plenary session as fraudulent because it is being held in a “climate of threat from the extreme left” and has pointed out that what is sought with the vote is an “assault” on the TC.

Thus, he has pointed out that the TC will become the “Government Court of the Government of Sánchez” and has regretted that they intend to approve unconstitutional regulations having a “domesticated” TC.

“Today is the ‘de facto’ death or disappearance of the division of powers,” he pointed out, to later warn that the most dangerous coups d’état “are those that take place from within the institutions, taking advantage of the springs that the institutions give them allow”.


For her part, the leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, compared what was happening this Thursday in Congress with what happened in Parliament in 2017, and regretted that the Government of Spain repeats what separatism did on that occasion. approving unconstitutional laws, such as making a Penal Code “tailored to four criminals in 48 hours.”

In his speech, he has once again asked the PP to present a motion of no confidence, and has defended that the TC can rule on the laws that the Chamber intends to carry out. “Of course, you can question whether fundamental principles are being violated,” he said.

On the other hand, the ERC parliamentary spokesman, Gabriel Rufián, has asked the right “why is it so angry” if the embezzlement reform “benefits” the corrupt. “We are living in Kafkaesque moments”, he has pointed out, pointing out that you cannot “buy Gürtel or Lezo with a referendum”.


The PNV deputy Mikel Legarda has been in favor of the reforms promoted by the Government and has denounced that the PP has “tried to maintain conservative majorities” in the CGPJ and the TC while in opposition. “In the face of this obstructionist work, the Chamber has to react”, he has sentenced.

For their part, Junts, the Canary Islands Coalition and the PRC have come out against the proposed reforms, as has the deputy of the Mixed Group Carlos Adanero, who has harshly criticized the Executive for carrying out “an exercise in caciquismo and corruption.” BNG representative Néstor Rego has also explained that he will not support the changes, considering that they criminalize “popular mobilization.” “It is a discrepancy that is going to condition the vote,” he pointed out.

Finally, the deputy of the CUP, Mireia Vehí, has criticized that the Constitutional Court has kept Congress “in suspense” and has attributed it to the “strategy of patrimonialization of the high state magistracies by the right”. “This violation of sovereignty began in Parliament and has reached Congress. From those powders, these muds”, she has added.

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