Joan Tardá, in Congress: “If Mr. Casado could, he would shoot us”
The spokesman of ERC in the Congress of the Deputies, Joan Tardá, has assured this Wednesday that if the president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casad or, could, he would shoot them , and he has demanded that he apologizes when he warned Carles Puigdemont that he could finish as Lluís Companys .
Tardá has made this statement before the Plenary Session of the Congress, in which the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has appeared to explain the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.
The Republican deputy has criticized that Sanchez justify the sale of arms to the Arab country and stressed that if the head of the executive, who is progressive, “acts as acting, what will not the right?”.
“If Mr. Casado could, he would shoot us, Mr. Rajoy, maybe not, he would put us in jail,” said Tardá, who pointed out that the leader of the PP already made that warning when “speaking of Puigdemont he said: maybe it will end up like Mr. Companys finished. “
These statements have caused the protests of the popular bloc denying Tardá and have led the Speaker of the Lower Chamber, Ana Pastor, to ask the deputies to respect themselves.
Tardá has urged Casado to apologize and has stated that if he does not do so, it is because it is perhaps considered as a hypothetical solution. “Point and ball, that’s it,” he concluded.
In a press conference on October 9 of last year , on the eve of the unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia and when he was still deputy secretary of Communication of the PP, Casado warned the president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, that if he declared independence he could finish as happened to Lluís Companys.
In 1934 the former president of the Generalitat declared the independence of Catalonia, which led to his arrest and imprisonment by the Government of the Republic.
Years later he was shot by the Franco regime and that motivated journalists to ask Casado to clarify in the same press conference what he was referring specifically to his warning to Puigdemont.
Casado refused to establish any comparison with the execution and specified that he was referring to the events of 1934, when Companys was arrested and subsequently sent to prison.