The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has appeared this Wednesday at the gates of Congress and has signed up for his party alone and exclusively the political point of the appeal raised by his formation against the decree of the state of alarm and that the Court has accepted Constitutional. Of course, he said that he did not celebrate the sentence because he understands that it shows that the Government of Pedro Sánchez “is willing to violate the laws and trample on the Constitution.” Abascal complained about how “late, badly and reluctantly” this ruling from a court that he labeled as “political” arrives. And then he charged against the behavior of the entire Congress, which he accused of uncritically following the government decision: “If Vox did not present this appeal, there would have been unanimity.”
Vox supported the first state of alarm, that of March 14, 2020, like almost the entire House, because it came forward with 321 affirmative votes, none against and 28 abstentions. It was from the first overtime that the ultra party became unmarked. The PP supported the first three extensions and after the fourth it voted against. PNV and Ciudadanos supported all the extensions and the nationalists expressed their doubts almost from the beginning, although in many votes they remained in abstention. The last extension, on June 3, came out by the hair: 177 in favor, 155 against and 18 abstentions.
Abascal has insisted on demanding the resignation of the Government, that the fines imposed during what he understands was a “disguised and illegal state of exception” be annulled and he asked that those who have been harmed “be compensated for the greatest violation of rights and personal freedoms of our history ”. The Vox leader has maintained that the Constitutional setback shows that the motion of censure he presented last fall against President Sánchez was “the most justified” of all those debated.
The president of the PP, Pablo Casado, also wanted to take credit for the court’s decision, but with nuances. The popular leader believes that the high court has agreed with his criticisms of the state of alarm, but has indicated that his behavior had been “responsible” because it was not against from the beginning, because he did not resort to the Constitutional Court as Vox and because his He expressed objections in Congress. “We said it where it needs to be said, in parliamentary headquarters. We endured the criticism of many for saying that we withdrew our support for the state of alarm, and we even endured the criticism of many for saying that we supported it, although we had said that we knew that it exceeded the constitutional framework, but that we could not bear a thousand deaths a day ”, Married has commented at the headquarters of the PP in Melilla, where he held an act.
Casado has indicated that in his day he already proposed as an alternative that the Government approve a pandemic law and has once again reached out to the Executive to do so now before the fifth wave.
The spokesperson for United We Can in Congress, Pablo Echenique, has attacked the court on his Twitter: “Now that they are, they should change their name directly to the Vocational Court and stand in the elections.” Citizens, for their part, lamented “the constant improvisation of the Government” when choosing “the state of alarm as a tool, which is what the Court questions, and not the restrictions to contain the spread of viruses.”