The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has refused this Friday to reveal whether or not you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in an interview on EsRadio. Abascal has been asked directly about whether he had received the puncture: “I am not going to answer that question,” the Vox leader has emphatically rejected.
“I am not going to answer because I believe against those who have said that it is an act of patriotism or love …”, Abascal began, interrupted by Federico Jiménez Losantos, who replied that it was “an act of public health.” Next, the far-right deputy has asked himself “since when is it necessary to declare” in public on health matters and has affirmed that Vox has defended “from the beginning” that all Spaniards who wish to be vaccinated have access to it and, who do not want to, also have the freedom to do so.
Before his words, Jiménez Losantos has responded that “Spaniards are free to get vaccinated or not” and has reproached him for having a “responsibility” towards his voters, so his position “is very irresponsible.” “I defend that there is freedom, but also responsibility when one is in certain jobs. One who is not vaccinated cannot enter this company because it infects me and I am left without writing. I understand the argument of freedom, the liberal par excellence ( …) but then daily life is more dragged and you have to negotiate with reality. And negotiate with reality is vaccination, “said the journalist.
“I have not spoken out against the vaccine,” answered Abascal. When Losantos has told him that he is “sure” that he has been vaccinated, he added: “That is going to stay here. I am not going to proselytize either one side or the other. I proselytize freedom in a context in Spain in the one with less and less freedom “.
Criticism of Macarena Olona for getting vaccinated
The Vox spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, did say one day at a press conference that he had been vaccinated against COVID-19, although he took the opportunity to ask that those who did not want to do so could freely make the decision.
His secretary general in Congress, Macarena Olona, also announced that he had been vaccinated. He did so through a photograph on his personal Twitter account, thus receiving many criticisms from profiles that declared themselves to be voters or supporters of Vox and who even stated that they were going to change the direction of their vote.
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