Antonio Machado has become one of the involuntary protagonists of the investiture debate being held this Wednesday in the Congress of Deputies. During his speech from the speakers’ gallery, Alberto Núñez Feijóo reproached Pedro Sánchez for using a phrase by the Sevillian writer, in his opinion, shortened: “Tell it in full. Do you even lie in quotes?”
“He says: ‘Today is always still. All life is now’. And he omits: ‘And now, now is the time to fulfill the promises we made to each other.’ This is the full quote,” stated the PP leader for to reproach the acting president of the Government and candidate for re-election for having agreed to amnesty the independentists involved in the 1-0 despite saying until the eve of the elections that it was unconstitutional.
In his reply, Sánchez has read a tweet by Ismael Serrano in which the singer-songwriter replied, in turn, to Feijóo: “It’s not to give me shit. But that addition is not from Machado. It’s from yours truly. It’s part of the presentation I made of the song Now in the recording of a live concert.” “That’s what you have to search for things on Google, although I understand that you are a newcomer as a Google user, as all Spaniards know after your dangerous friendships that were not seen because then it did not exist.” “Google in Galicia”, laughing, the general secretary of the socialists reproached the winner of the elections, reminding him, in passing, of his photo with the drug trafficker. Golden Martial.
Back in his turn to speak, the PP leader responded that he is not surprised that he “defends the word” of the author of the Generation of ’98 because “he cannot defend his own.” Likewise, regarding his slip with the musical quote, he has acknowledged that he likes them more Luis Eduardo Aute, Javier Krahe y Joaquin Sabina than “that singer-songwriter”, although he has read one of his verses: “How beautiful, how fun coexistence is with me.” “How has Mr. Sánchez not mentioned it to us?” He asked ironically to the applause of his bench.
Another of the tense moments of the day was recorded when Sánchez told the leader of the popular that “his predecessor warned of a probable case of corruption on the part of the president of the Community of Madrid” – in reference to a sale of masks in which his sister participated, whose complaint was filed – and that “his response was withering: evacuate to Mr. Pablo Casado in a landslide and destroy that case of corruption of Mrs. Isabel Díaz Ayuso”.