Holders of their statements before the media:
Democracy is never quarantined. It is unthinkable, unassuming and unacceptable. Parliaments do not close even in a war.
We have proposed that the limitation of the activity of the Congress derived from the absence of the Vox group be limited only until Thursday and from there look for formulas to resume activities.
If the problem of democratic legitimacy arising from the absence of the Vox deputies persists, we seek a reform formula for the Regulation so that the Permanent Deputation takes over all matters and the Congress is open, active and exercising its legislative control functions.
In an exceptional moment, the deputies must exercise with more reason our work of opposition and control of the Government, of promoting initiatives, debating, of demanding the presence of the top political leaders here, and that those who manage this crisis face and appear.
The best platform to address all citizens is the Congress. Congress does not replace a television set or the press room of La Moncloa. It is where the whole Nation is spoken, to all Spaniards, they are reassured and told the truth. And sometimes it's hard to take difficult measures. That is leading a country.
The appearance of the Minister of Health scheduled for Thursday seems very good, but it is insufficient. I ask that the President of the Government come to the Chamber and exercise leadership in this crisis, and contribute to alleviate the feeling of fear and uncertainty that many citizens have. A fear and uncertainty are palliated with information and truth.
For Sánchez, it is an opportunity to come here to exercise leadership and take control of the situation and truly explain how he sees things, what information he has and what he intends to do to mitigate, if possible, the effects of this crisis.
I want to send a message of serenity and that we will continue working in Congress to fulfill the functions entrusted to us by citizens, who are the control of the Government and seek solutions to mitigate the effects of this crisis.
There are many statements by the Government encouraging the Spaniards to go out on March 8, 24 hours before the Government goes out to ask for restrictions on the social life of the Spaniards. What information did you have on Monday that you did not have on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Is it logical to say ‘Sunday everyone on the street and Monday everyone home’?