The Government enters the campaign and accuses the PP of being hostage to Vox after the Council of Ministers

Government ask Vox for a sanitary cordon in the middle of the 4-M campaign. Without mentioning the party of Santiago Abascal expressly, but very clearly, the spokeswoman for the Executive and Finance Minister, María Jesús Montero, called on Tuesday to “put a sanitary cordon” on “any formation that makes incitement to hatred its slogan “or to” refuse to apologize “for” serious threats “to certain” people “or” certain minors “, a veiled allusion to Vox’s campaign against unaccompanied migrant minors.

In the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Montero also accused the PP of being a kind of hostage of the extreme right. In the opinion of the Government, the PP “tries to justify” that this sanitary cordon is not started because “it has the extreme right to shape its governments” and because, if it separates itself from “those approaches”, its “electoral expectations”. That is to say: according to the spokesperson for the Executive, the PP needs “the extreme right” to govern and has subscribed to his speech.

In recent days, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska; the director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, and former vice president Pablo Iglesias, now a candidate of United We Can to the Community of Madrid, have received death threats accompanied by bullets whose responsibility is still being investigated. The Police also identified a man with schizophrenia on Monday as responsible for sending a knife to the Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto. These facts, Montero said, deserve a “unanimous condemnation”.

“The Government transmits a firm and forceful message: no threat will roll back our democracy, no act of violence and no intimidation will weaken the deep democratic convictions that make up this Government,” stressed Montero, who denounced that “some formations “practice an “incitement to hatred” and allow for “exclusive, totalitarian discourses that cannot be accommodated”. The only possibility, he stressed, is a “sentence without excuses or nuances.”

Asked if she is concerned that the threatening letters – which were received at ministerial offices and which were accompanied by objects that should have been detected – have passed the corresponding filters and scanners until reaching their recipients, Montero replied that “the Ministry of the Interior is investigating all the circumstances” and “reviewing the protocols” for “if they can be strengthened.” “The important thing is that those responsible pay and that our society does not normalize that a minister receives a death threat,” he added.