Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is considering resigning from the office he has held since 2018 following a corruption complaint against his wife Begoña Gómez. The socialist politician said on X, formerly Twitter, that he had canceled all of his public appointments “for a few days” to think about it. He is being harassed by the right and the extreme right using every means possible.

“I have to stop and think. I urgently have to answer the question of whether it’s worth it, despite the quagmire in which the right and the right-wing extremists are trying to make politics. Whether I should continue to be at the top of the government or from this high one Honor should resign,” Sánchez wrote in a “letter to the public.” The 52-year-old wants to announce his decision on Monday.

The organization “Manos Limpias” (Clean Hands) had previously filed a complaint in a court in Madrid against Sánchez’s wife Begoña Gómez for corruption and influence in the economy. “Manos Limpias” is a private group that has been campaigning for right-wing causes in Spain for years. She accuses Gómez (49) of exploiting her position as the head of government’s wife to do business. The court did not provide any further information and stated that the investigation was closed.

In their initial reactions, politicians from the conservative People’s Party PP ruled out Sánchez’s resignation. It is a new show that Sánchez is putting on, said PP politician and Senate Vice President Javier Maroto, for example. Sánchez wants to stay in power at all costs. “He’s always the good guy, everyone else is bad.” Meanwhile, many expressions of solidarity quickly came from Sánchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE).

Sánchez and Gómez have been married since 2006 and have two daughters. The head of government’s wife does not hold any public office. She is a marketing expert who has worked for banks and non-governmental organizations, among others.

Letter from Sánchez on X