Grotesque, unjustifiable, surrender. There were several of the adjectives that the PP used this morning to express what they think of the dismissal of the director of the CNI, Paz Esteban, for the espionage case and to state that the listening to members of the Government was widespread.
"Sánchez consummates the grotesque and offers the head of the director of the CNI to the independentists, once again weakening the State to seek its survival," was the first reaction of the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, through a Twitter message .
But the popular leader did not stop there because he considers that the President of the Government is harming Spain with the sole objective of continuing in the Government and not losing the support of his partners. "She is a real affront to our country," he put in his message, which ended in "unjustifiable."
Along the same lines, the Deputy Secretary for Institutional Relations, Esteban González Pons, asked himself "What is left for Sánchez to surrender to the independentistas?" and it is that he stresses that "if the president cares more about what Junqueras thinks than his image before the NATO summit, it is that he has changed values", and he pointed out "at least, to preside over Spain"
The PP pressed for the President of the Government to appear in Congress to report on the Pegasus Case, but the Board of Spokespersons approved that it be the week of the 24th to the 26th, which for the PP spokesperson, Cuca Gamarra, is late and He was asked at a press conference if he delays it for 15 days "because he has to ask the independence supporters for permission and forgiveness and kneel before the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès."
Cuca Gamarra has no doubt that the dismissal of Paz Esteban as director of the CNI is "to satisfy the independentistas" and her dismissal is a "demand of the independentistas", with which she concludes that "Sánchez hands over the State to the independence supporters to save the Government", which means that the Prime Minister "has become a puppet of the independence movement".
Asked if Sánchez should call elections, as requested today by Vox, the popular spokesperson, stressed that the Government "has become the main element of instability" and unstable governments "are doomed to elections", but that is a power of the president of the Government, which is not in the hands of the PP.
The Popular Party was not the only one that came out in defense of the director of the CNI after her dismissal. The spokesman for Vox in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, also described Paz Esteban's dismissal as a "regrettable and unproductive concession to the independentistas." Unfortunate because in his opinion because after hearing it last week in the Official Secrets Commission his conclusion is that "he has done what he had to do according to what he had been asked to do" and unproductive because "the separatists will never be satisfied ", so he considers that what "this government, whose days are numbered" should do is "resign and call elections".
An opinion also shared by Citizens. His spokesman in Congress, Edmundo Bal, considers that the Prime Minister has ceded "the head of the director of the CNI in exchange for the support of separatism", for which he considers that "there are no qualifications for shame".
That is why Bal gives his support to Paz Esteban, because he knows "perfectly how Sánchez behaves with public servants who put loyalty to Spain before obedience to the government in power", in reference to his resignation as head lawyer of the Criminal Department of the State attorney for refusing to classify what happened on 1-O as a crime of sedition and not one of rebellion, as bal maintained.