The PP, Vox and Ciudadano s have confirmed that they will not participate in the congressional commission in charge of investigating the management of vaccines against Covid, which this Monday will receive its first appearances. The reason for this ‘plant’ is that PSOE and United can approve, with the support of its partners, a list of names which is not included nor the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias , if his predecessor, Salvador Illa, not even the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón.
At the last committee meeting, the parliamentary groups put together the people they each wanted to summon to parade through the committee. However, only the appearing parties proposed by the PSOE and United We can come forward since the rest were rejected.
This decision roused both the PP and Vox and Cs to such an extent that the first two left the commission with the warning not to return as long as the two government partners persisted in the idea of not accepting names promoted by the opposition.
Those who ‘sneaked’
Ciudadanos did not do so then but it has resolved not to attend the next calls of this body after it has become clear that the commission will not investigate public and political officials who irregularly received the Covid vaccine, an issue with the one that the orange party has done battle.
It should be noted that it was precisely the scandals of those who sneaked in at the beginning of the vaccination campaign against Covid that led Más País-Equo and Compromís to request in Congress the opening of this investigative commission last February.
However, nine months later and with the bulk of the population vaccinated, the PSOE maintains that the important thing is that the commission focuses on knowing in detail the vaccination strategy in order to learn for future pandemics or health crises, and not so much in specific cases. A position shared by the PP, who also points out that most of the aforementioned politicians have resigned and have been publicly disapproved . Cs amendment
In fact, the work scheme that the commission approved a few weeks ago did not include an investigation of political leaders who were improperly vaccinated despite the fact that Ciudadanos presented an amendment in this regard. The plan only speaks of analyzing the “notable incidents” registered during the vaccination process, a proposal that the ‘oranges’ rejected outright.
That is why Cs decided to include in its list of appearing parties all the politicians of both signs who vaccinated ahead of time, as well as the president of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, as this is the community where the most irregularities were registered. But their names fell on deaf ears, like those registered by the rest of the parties with parliamentary representation.