He does not believe that he has to apologize to Sánchez for his criticism and believes that there should have been a "tougher negotiating position"
TOLEDO, 3 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, expressed this Sunday that he has "many doubts" that the legislature that has just begun in the Congress of Deputies will last four years, and he has also been "very skeptical" that the future amnesty can help reconciliation.
It was during her participation in the program 'Salvados' on La Sexta, reported by Europa Press, where García-Page expressed her doubts regarding the legislature, considering that she sees "two different moments" in it, a part of which places her "until Puigdemont passes through La Junquera, calmly. Until then there has already been one legislature," he interpreted, and the other "when it is already" here.
In this context, he has assumed that for the PSOE "proposing the amnesty and making it fit in the Constitution is a political toll" and has criticized that the amnesty "is done because Puigdemont demands it", although, in his opinion, "the right to decide cannot be assumed by only one party".
He has also expressed his doubts that the amnesty will bring reconciliation, because there are "three things that cannot be mixed", that those who are going to benefit from it "say that they will return to their old ways", that the same ones who are leaving to benefit from it "are those who vote for themselves" and that the amnesty was declared by the Government of Spain as "unconstitutional", because when the pardons were addressed "it did not fit in the Constitution".
Regarding whether he considers that the President of the Government and Secretary General of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, has been disloyal to his electoral program, he commented that he did not like it "at all", and not only on the part of the President of the Government but "by more people ", that this theory has spread that "it doesn't matter what you say in the campaign" and "that when you govern you can change your mind", because "it is more honest with people to recognize that votes are needed and that where I have said I say, I say Diego."
"It is not the same if the absolute majority of the PSOE had proposed an amnesty than for the amnesty to be a consequence, with a dose for me of low morale due to the requests of the independentists, of blackmail and threats; it is not the same to want to forgive, to that the amnesty be signed and approved and signed by the same people who are amnestied," he declared.
In line with this, he revealed that he had "no doubt" about the votes that the socialist deputies in Congress were going to express. "I know my colleagues very well. When a deputy disagrees with an opinion he can do so, but if a position is decided in the group by majority, it must be accepted," he stressed, then confessing that if he had had to attend this vote as a parliamentarian he "would surely have abandoned" his record.
"I have given the same opinion on the street, in the party, others have not done so. I do not want to give lessons to anyone but I have gone to the last meeting of the Federal Committee of the party, where the air was really cut with a knife , a very difficult and hostile air", when it would have been "more comfortable to have gotten sick".
The president of Castilla-La Mancha, who has revealed that he tried to convince his twin brother Javier - who dropped out as a militant due to his disagreements over the amnesty - to "hold on a little longer", has spoken about the consultation that the party made to the militancy, to recognize that he was in favor of the pact with Sumar and also with that of Podemos -- "which was a little tougher" --, but "not" in favor of the pact with Junts or ERC, calling the one posed a "placebo question."
As for the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, he has acknowledged that he would not forgive him for what he did, because "Catholic forgiveness requires confession of sin, intention of amendment and contrition" and "at this point that forgiveness as such would not be valid", assuming that Puigdemont "is to blame for where we are, he is the trigger of the events that caused 155 and the constitutional intervention."
Emiliano García-Page has acknowledged that, although he would not have preferred to go to new elections, "he was not afraid of it", believing that a "tougher negotiating position" should have been maintained from the first minute. "The reasonable thing is to make it difficult for the independentists, if from the first day we insisted on making it clear that we were going to govern at any price, the price would rise," he criticized.
He also did not want to fail to emphasize that in the pact with Puigdemont, he signs that he accepts a referendum throughout Spain, "and the PSOE says that it does not agree", therefore "there is no closed commitment to give rise to that referendum." "Any referendum that is not to change or modify the Constitution, of course I would appeal to the Constitutional Court beforehand, regardless of the fact that it is not going to happen," he added.
Asked if he had come to think these days that he should apologize to the President of the Government for the criticisms he had made, he was blunt, assuring that "no, under any circumstances." "Nor he to me," he added.
Likewise, he has reiterated that he will not fight to be secretary general "under any circumstances." "I've said it a thousand times, I don't have the slightest intention and, most likely, not the slightest possibility either," he joked.
The socialist has finally acknowledged that he does not feel that he has been left alone defending his position. "In his manner, in his public expression, he probably gives an image of greater loneliness" but "not fundamentally, whatever." However, he points out that two months ago he asked the President of the Government "to have a calm meeting to talk", which has not occurred. "It's obvious that he's busy," he justified.
When rating his relationship with the President of the Executive from 1 to 10, the socialist gives him an 8 when it comes to social policy, but admits that "on issues of national unity and territorial agreements" he would not go above 2. His relationship with the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, is one of "institutional courtesy" and he leaves it at a 5.