In a press conference held this afternoon, Santiago Abascal announced that Vox will file a lawsuit against Pedro Sánchez.
The complaint will be filed this Friday in the Supreme Court, since Sánchez is qualified as a deputy and president of the government. Abascal has announced that the lawsuit will also be directed against "all those who have intervened in this great criminal concert in conjunction with the coupist separatism of the year 2017". Abascal has indicated that "assaulting the separation of powers and agreeing with criminals on impunity for their crimes and facilitating recidivism with impunity for those same crimes, that is, an authentic conspiracy to commit crimes."
Likewise, the president of Vox has warned that "the coup against coexistence, against the rule of law and against the Constitution has not stopped. The decision taken yesterday by the Constitutional Court only It supposes a delay in a plan, in a process that goes back a long way and is headed by the President of the Government and that consists of the most serious attack that the Constitution and its own foundation have suffered, the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation."
You can see Abascal's intervention in this press conference in full here (the video is in Spanish, you can activate the automatic subtitles in English in the bottom bar of the player):
You can read below the English translation of the transcript of Abascal's intervention that Vox sent through a press release (the bold are those that appear in the original text):
"First of all, we want to warn Spaniards of a very serious reality: the coup against coexistence, against the rule of law and against the Constitution has not stopped. The decision taken yesterday by the Constitutional Court only it supposes a delay in a plan, in a process that goes back a long way and that is headed by the President of the Government and that consists of the most serious attack that the Constitution and its very foundation have suffered, the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation.
In other words, what is happening in Spain is that the president of the Government is agreeing with convicted or escaped criminals on impunity for their crimes. And, as if that were not enough, he guarantees them impunity to return to commit them. Intention that these same criminals have repeatedly announced, even in this same chamber, through their different spokespersons.
I want to say that, of course, we are pleased that the Constitutional Court stopped this new abuse by the Government, but we must understand and we want to transmit this reflection to all Spaniards: that the Constitutional Court has only ruled on an abuse of procedures for violating the rights of parliamentarians. And that is something extraordinarily serious in any democracy. But not at all compared to the depth of the challenge, to the law, to the Constitution and to the Nation posed by the Government.
Allow us a simple historical comparison: the mobster Al Capone was convicted of tax fraud, but it would be absurd to engage in a tax debate today to understand the actions of that criminal. In the same way, although it must be maintained and we maintain the complaint against the violation of the procedures, we must not divert attention from the real coup that Mr. Sánchez and his entire government are leading today.
I insist, assaulting the separation of powers and agreeing with criminals on impunity for their crimes and facilitating recidivism with impunity for those same crimes, that is, a authentic conspiracy to commit crimes. For That is why I announce that this Friday we will file a complaint against Pedro Sánchez and all those who have intervened in this great criminal concert in conjunction with the coup separatism of 2017 before the Supreme Court.
I also announce that we continue to work tirelessly to propose a motion of no confidence, as we have been reiterating since the inauguration of this illegitimate government, millions of socialists have been left without representation in Spain and without representation in this chamber due to the betrayal and lies of Mr. Sánchez. Something that we are verifying during these same days as a result of the declarations of an innumerable number of outstanding socialist leaders.
I believe that it is the duty of the opposition to cede the platform of the Congress of Deputies to all those Spaniards from whom Sánchez has stolen their political representation today. As we verified in 2017, postmodern coups are very different from the coups of the 20th and 19th centuries. Today, as happens in many nations whose governments are allies of precisely this extreme left, the elimination of rights and freedoms in democracy is done in a gradual, bureaucratic and twisted way over months, and only when it is too late, the citizens realize that they have lost their homeland, their democracy and their regime of freedoms.
At Vox, as always, we will not stop working to prevent this and to warn Spaniards of the very serious threat that this government poses to coexistence, to the rule of law, to the Constitution and, ultimately, to Spain."
Photo: Vox Congreso.
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