The former Vice President of the Government María Teresa Fernández de la Vega has made a plea this Friday in favor of Irene Montero and against the macho insults for her by the Vox deputy Carla Toscano. We have to go against it. [la violencia]we must put an end to political violence”, he said in an act for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in which the head of Equality has also participated.
“We are going to continue exercising democratic politics for all the women we want, and we are going to exercise it without being crushed, without being insulted, without being raped, without being left without space. We are going to recover the space from the political violence that they want to take away from us”, she expressed. At that moment, to the applause of those present, he addressed Montero: “What happened the other day cannot happen again. We are not going to allow that to happen.”
This Wednesday, in the debate on the 2023 Budgets in Congress, the far-right deputy Carla Toscano not only called Montero “liberator of rapists”, due to the reduction of some sentences when the law of ‘only yes is yes’, he also disqualified her by assuring that “her only merit” is “having studied Pablo Iglesias in depth.”
Thus, Fernández de la Vega has described as “intolerable” the events, which also took place in “the citizens’ house”: “That’s fine”, he exclaimed, to add that “they have always done it” and that in addition After her, they did it with Bibiana Aído or Leire Pajín. “But it’s over, we’re going to say it’s over. End. End of political violence against young women. The end, it’s over ”, he has finished.