Sémper has indicated in an interview with Onda Cero that he advanced his intention in a previous meeting to "show" that co-official languages are the heritage of everyone, not just nationalists and independence supporters, and that they could already be used "naturally" in Congress translating short quotes. "An elephant in the middle of the room that everyone saw and no one pointed out," summarized Sémper, who insisted that what he did yesterday "was already enabled by the custom of Congress."
He has admitted to having received unfavorable comments from colleagues on the bench who did not understand or share his intervention, after having assured a day before that his group was not going to use the co-official languages because "they were not going to mess around."
Although he "normally" accepts criticism within a party that "is not a sect" and "does not expel" those who do not think the same. "We are not the PSOE", he has stressed. After the debate, both Sémper and the national leadership of the PP defended the gesture of speaking in Basque.
In any case, the deputy today highlighted the coincidence among all the popular people in the "stupor" aroused by the "trompe l'oeil" that the use of co-official languages entailed and has expressed his concern that "attention will be diverted" from " what happened in the chamber".
"Yesterday the regulations of the Chamber were violated and an attack was made on the common language of the Spanish people," warned the leader of the PP, who framed it within the "transfer package" of the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez. , to the independentistas to "remain in power."
The PP is going to analyze the legality of yesterday's debate as "a law was applied without being approved" to appeal it and "revert" it when they have the opportunity, because "it is nonsense from all points of view."
And, according to Sémper, "we all know that what happened yesterday was not to favor a co-official language, but to favor one person: Pedro Sánchez and his access to the Presidency of the Government", which "not only widens the power of the nationalists, but also their ability to decide on the future of all Spaniards".
The spokesperson for Vox in Congress, Pepa Millán, who yesterday left Congress along with her colleagues on the bench to ""protest" the use of co-official languages in the Lower House, has reaffirmed today in this sense that they will not use headphones and has asked the PP to "clarify its position" after Sémper used Basque before the chamber.
Millán, who gave an interview to Canal Sur, said that it was another example of the "incoherence" of the PP, which dramatizes "what they criticize." "We have maintained a firm position from the beginning, which is the defense of our unity, our coexistence and the common language as an element that unites all Spaniards, while we are unaware of the position of the Popular Party," he said. blurted out.
Millán recalled that although on Monday Sémper said that they were not going to do "canelo using co-official languages", on the other hand, he did do "canelo" speaking in Basque from the chamber, while the PP has allowed the "fraudulent constitution in the Senate of parliamentary groups", the same thing that the PSOE has done in Congress.
He has also criticized that the deputy secretary of the PP, Esteban González Pons, sees Junts as a "perfectly democratic party" or that the president of the Junta of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, "endorses the attack on national unity" of the Basque lehendakari, Íñigo Urkullu.
The Vox deputies left Parliament yesterday, he says, in a "sign of protest" because, "without the reform of the Regulation being approved", the co-official languages were already allowed to be used in the interventions. She has asked herself "what kind of legislature awaits us if the president of Congress is the first to break the law."
"Yesterday what was staged was a division, an exaltation of differences and a use of languages as a political and throwing weapon and not as the linguistic and cultural wealth that they are, by separatism with the complacency of the PSOE, which so "Only a year ago I rejected this same proposal," said Millán.
For this reason, he argues, the Vox deputies are not going to use "neither earpieces nor translators, because we do not need them to understand each other with our compatriots." "The chamber of the Congress of Deputies, seat of national sovereignty, is not the seat of the UN or the European Parliament, but we have a common language."
He explained that, for this reason, Vox has presented in Congress a proposal to reform the Regulations to "shield" the use of Spanish, which it will also do in the Senate, where the PP has the majority in the Upper House to be able to "prevent the Spaniard is cornered" and "trusts" that he will support this initiative despite the fact that he is immersed in "a whole sea of inconsistencies." "The Popular Party has a serious problem of incoherence and it must be clarified," he stressed.
Regarding the PP's act on Sunday against the amnesty, Millán sees it as "regrettable and very disappointing that something that began as a mobilization to invite all civil society" has been "reduced to a rally." "We are not invited and the PSOE is," he pointed out.