“I found out how you found out, I mean, right? I found out on television when the President said it.” Agustín Rossi had said this Thursday morning when referring to the way in which Alberto Fernández communicated on Tuesday night, from Peru, that he would have to resign as defense minister if he wanted to run as a candidate for senator in Santa Fe.
Although he claimed not to be angry, his tone betrayed a contrary irony. “My resignation is available. The President will tell me when I have to make it effective,” he said, referring to his main rival in the province, Omar perotti He threw some darts at him: he maintained that he hoped that “other officials would also resign,” such as the same governor of his province, who is a candidate for alternate senator.
This Thursday night, Rossi had hours of reflection. “It seems to me that the decision made by the President is a reasonable decision. I have no criticism of this decision,” he told Clarion.
“I only have words of gratitude for the President and the Vice President for having trusted me, for having had this opportunity to be Defense Minister for the second time, for having supported me in the realization of all the important ones, the regularization of assets. of military personnel. So I go very, very serene, very very calm “, He supported this newspaper over and over again in a tone that clearly showed the idea of not cutting the thread with the national government, although it was the President and Cristina Kirchner who let go of his hand, in the fight that he is going to give in the Santa primaries. Faith.
In 2019 Rossi accepted the Ministry of Defense, so that Máximo Kirchner assumed the leadership of the ruling bench in Deputies, which he held for years. Now he seems ready for another sacrifice, chewing the portrait.
After noting that he accepted the President’s rules, he repeated like a mantra: “I have the suit of a political activist, It is the skin of the militant. I have been a political activist in this project since I met Nestor and he summoned me, transformed me, summoned me and transmitted transformative ideas to me. I always remained in his place and I am proud of the place where I was, am and will be. And that is the suit that I wear to the province of Santa Fe to try to represent it in the Senate of the Nation. “
Without having spoken to Alberto Fernández or Cristina Kirchner until Thursday night, the outgoing Defense Minister said he did not feel mistreated or betrayed. He said he was not aware that the President and the Vice President supported Perotti’s list, nor was he aware of the ill-treatment of Cristina’s first-born.
On the contrary, knowing perhaps that what he has ahead of him in the next elections is to win or the leap into the void, Rossi clings to his allegiance to Kirchnerism and directs his missiles at Perotti.
On the one hand, he considered it serious that the governor put himself as a testimonial candidate on one of the lists for Santa Fe and, on the other, he warned that there is a “vocation for things within the province”, that “they are trying to build a hegemony I do not believe that it is beneficial either for Peronism or for the province of Santa Fe. They are imagining a model like that of the province of Córdoba, where the relationship with the national government is a distance relationship. And I do not want that. for the province of Santa Fe, “he said about the Perotti administration.