Although the magistrate José de Jesús Covarrubias requested that 24 deputies abstain from the suit of origin against him, for having issued previous opinions, local legislators considered that the request was not appropriate or an impediment to voting and finally approved the removal.
The deputy president of the Board of Directors of the Legislative Power, Priscila Franco Barba, maintained that they gave a legal response to the judge’s request and explained that in the session in which the removal of jurisdiction was discussed, they explained to the judge’s defense attorneys the arguments for which his request did not proceed.
“In the previous session, a response and resolution was given to each of the requests that they expressed in their letter where they requested the disqualification of 24 deputies and deputies, it was resolved. Even in this assembly in which we established ourselves as a jury of origin, they were informed and expressed (to the defense attorneys) the resolution of the State Congress regarding each of the requests. He can already be prosecuted because at this moment he is separated from his position“, he claimed.
For his part, the president of the Political Coordination Board, José María Martinez, asserted that the Legislative Power proceeded appropriately and presumed that the possible observations on questions of form will not prosper, in case they seek to use them to try to put down the lawlessness that they approved.
“In this case I have no doubt that what we did was the right thing to do and there will be no way that this process will be knocked down, I don’t think there will be a way. The defense raised questions of form and nothing of substance,” he argued.
Before the session to discuss the removal of immunity, Judge Covarrubias sent an official letter to request that the deputies Rocío Aguilar, Gabriela Cárdenas, Lourdes Contreras, Leticia Cuan, Priscila Franco, Alejandra Giadans, Dolores López, Mónica Magaña, Marcela Padilla, Estefanía Padilla not vote. , Claudia Salas, Mara Robles, Ana Degollado, Verónica Flores and Hortensia Magaña. He also asked deputies Juan Luis Aguilar, Higinio del Toro, Fernando Martínez, Eduardo Ron, Quirino Velázquez, José María Martínez, Enrique Velázquez, Hugo Contreras and Julio Covarrubias to excuse themselves.