The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal. (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, did not disappoint in his intervention in the investiture debate. He focused his entire speech on harshly attacking candidate Sánchez, whom he accused of perpetrating a coup d’état and whom he even compared to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator whose political ambition led to World War II. Abascal reproached him for the same “excessive ambition that this character has,” who stressed that the acting president of the Government will go down in history as “a disastrous person.” The only bench that you deserve is that of the accused,” he said.
The truth is that Abascal’s speech was a string of offenses against Sánchez. So many that the president of Congress had to interrupt him and ask him to remove some of her words. Abascal did not do so and Francina Armengol ordered them removed from the session diary. In summary, Abascal’s argument is that Sánchez’s investiture is illegitimate and that his only objective is to engineer a coup d’état to seize power. “Hitler also came to power with elections. With the dictatorship of the votes, many of the criminals in history have come to power,” Abascal said.
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