The political scandal of espionage, and the firewall deployed by the Government with the dismissal yesterday of the director of the CNI, have focused this Wednesday the parliamentary duel between Pedro Sánchez and the spokesperson for the Popular Party in Congress, Cuca Gamarra. And if the best defense is an attack, the chief executive has responded to the onslaught of the main opposition party, recalling the corruption scandals that abruptly ended the mandate of Mariano Rajoy: “Today the gangsters are not in government , as was the case with the PP”, he assured.

Gamarra has received Sánchez with a string of accusations, after the dismissal and replacement of the head of the secret services, Paz Esteban, agreed the day before by the Council of Ministers, which has denounced Esquerra as a transfer. “It is clear that the independentistas govern here. Your partners asked you for a scapegoat, and you meekly comply, ”the PP spokeswoman reproached him. And she has accused Sánchez of deteriorating all state institutions. The head of the Executive has warned that “it is evident that there has been a clear failure in the security of the Government’s communications”, after the espionage accredited to Sánchez himself and to the Ministers of Defense and the Interior. And he has justified his reaction, by putting “these criminal acts” in the hands of the National Court.

But Sánchez has immediately gone on the attack against the PP. “With this government, neither public funds, nor the State security forces and bodies, nor the intelligence services are going to be used to cover up criminal acts or to persecute political opponents outside the law,” the leader warned. of the PSOE.

And the head of the Executive has delved into this line, recalling the country that he found, in his opinion, when he arrived at Moncloa after winning the motion of censure against Rajoy, which will soon be four years old. “In Catalonia a unilateral declaration of independence had been approved, there was a government with a party condemned for corruption, which destroyed evidence with a hammer, a vigilante structure was created to follow political opponents irregularly, and Spain in Europe counted as a zero to the left”, he has listed. “The situation today is not perfect,” he acknowledged. “But today the Constitution is fulfilled throughout the territory of Spain and the gangsters are not in the Government, as was the case when you were in the Government,” he stressed.

The spokesman for Citizens in Congress, Edmundo Bal, has also reproached Sánchez for dismissing the director of the CNI, “whose head has served the independence supporters on a silver platter”, to stay in power. And he has demanded her resignation to close “the path of destruction and corpses that she has left in her wake.” But the head of the Executive has guaranteed the stability of the Government, which he has ensured is manifested, among other issues, in the successive general budgets of the State approved. “Without a doubt, I express the Government’s will to guarantee that stability until the legislature ends in 2023, which is what Spaniards deserve and need,” he warned.

Sánchez has insisted on defending his reaction to the Pegasus case, putting espionage on the Government in the hands of the National High Court, as opposed to what the PP did in its day against the Gürtel corruption schemes or the Kitchen case, with “the parapolice structure that had been set up to illegally spy on political opponents, and also to hinder the Justice investigation.” Now, his reaction “in the face of a clear security flaw in the Government’s communications” was to put a criminal act in the hands of Justice. And the chief executive has assured that he is not willing to “cover up a crime.” “This is not the government that does that. It was a previous one ”, he has settled.