laSexta broadcasts tonight, at 9:25 p.m., a new installment of ‘Saved’. After the interview with Greta Thunberg, this time, Alberto Rodríguez, former member of the United We Can, breaks his silence. Many had spoken of him, but he had not yet offered his version in an in-depth interview with Gonzo, which comes days after being expelled from the Congress of Deputies and leaving the purple party.
The president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet, withdrew the act fulfilling a sentence of the Supreme Court that condemned the Canarian politician for an attack on a policeman in 2014. The sentence imposed a fine of 540 euros on the Canarian deputy and disqualified him from running for elections for a month and 15 days.
His expulsion unleashed a political storm: not only did it lead to a clash between the judiciary and the legislature and rekindled the controversy over the politicization of justice, but it also jeopardized the strength of the government pact between PSOE and United We Can.
Rodríguez does not shy away from any of Gonzo’s questions. He maintains tooth and nail that he did not attack anyone and assures that he will resort to Strasbourg to prove his innocence. He acknowledges his surprise at losing the record and does not believe that the Supreme Court was wrong in passing its sentence: “They did what they wanted to do”, afirma.
The former deputy tells how Batet communicated his loss of the act and why he decided to leave United We Can, a party he expected “Something else & rdquor; to avoid expulsion. Rodríguez also reveals some insights into life in Congress, a place where he felt like a stranger when he arrived. “There are people there who have never worked in their lives & rdquor;, he assures.
Enric Juliana, Lucía Méndez, Esther Palomera and Pedro García Cuartango, Media journalists with editorial lines as different as La Vanguardia, El Mundo, Eldiario.es and ABC, coincide in praising the figure of Rodríguez as a deputy and recognize the harshness of the consequences of the sentence.
The program will show how Rodríguez has returned to his job at a refinery in Tenerife, from which he left in 2016 to become a congressman.