The general secretary of Vox, Ignacio Garriga, announced this Monday that his party will now distance itself from Alberto Núñez Feijóo's PP due to the absence of collaboration to put together a joint strategy against Pedro Sánchez and the amnesty, denouncing what they see as "attacks and contempt."
Vox has been demanding coordinated action from the PP against the investiture pacts and the amnesty law for weeks, discrediting the 'popular' party for what they believe is lukewarmness when it comes to fighting Pedro Sánchez. They particularly ask that the PP prevent the processing of the law that will regulate the grace measure in the Senate, where the 'popular' have a majority. For its part, the PP has already expressed its refusal to prevent this procedure and to undertake common actions with those of Santiago Abascal.
In a press conference from the national headquarters of Vox, Garriga has reproached the PP for "calling demonstrations on Sunday" to protest against the amnesty for those accused of the 'procés' but reaching an agreement with PSOE and Sumar for the Congressional commissions, which precisely has caused relations to explode. In the words of the secretary general, it has been the "confirmation" that the PP does not want to work "hand in hand with Vox."
"It is evidence that the PP does not want, is not willing and considers it impossible to carry out this coordinated action to stop this coup by Sánchez," lamented the general secretary of Vox, who stressed that Feijóo and Génova "have decided to go for other side" and are "more obsessed with distancing themselves from them than from the PSOE".
Garriga recalled that Vox supported Feijóo's failed investiture and have supported his calls in the streets to protest against the amnesty by understanding "what was necessary, to remove the acronyms and defend the nation." But, in return, they have received "attacks, contempt and pacts with Sánchez and Sumar."
For the general secretary of Vox, this constitutes the "unilateral" opening by the 'popular' leader of a new stage, which not only consists of a change of faces in the leadership of his party and characterized by pacts with his opponents. . Along these lines, he has asked Feijóo if he plans to recognize his partner as he already did in response to the order that was launched against him before his inauguration, due to the discomfort caused by not giving them a seat on the Congress Board. "We will have to ask them if they are willing to return to those statements," he said.
During his speech, Garriga insisted on the request to the PP to assert its majority in the Upper House to stop the processing of the amnesty law there. "Let them consult in the dictionary what bravery and audacity consist of and, from there, tell milongas to whoever they want," he added.
However, the general secretary of Vox wanted to make it clear that collaboration with the PP in the regional parliaments where they co-govern will be maintained given the disposition that the 'popular' do show in the territories. Furthermore, he has guaranteed that Vox will continue to "fight" at the international, judicial level, from parliaments and in the streets, "whoever calls it," to oppose Sánchez's Government and "above political acronyms and colors."