The federal deputy for the National Regeneration Movement party (Brunette), Yeidckol Polevnskydefended the appointment of Eduardo Villegas Megías to the Embassy of Mexico in Russia made by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).
And it is that despite criticism from the opposition bloc, the Permanent Commission of Congress ratified on August 3 the appointment of Villegas Megías as ambassador to Russia.
Therefore, during the discussion, the Morenista legislator defended the appointment of the federal president, since she assured that the government of the icing party has given the greatest importance to the Mexican foreign service.
In his participation, Polevnsky pointed out that what is being discussed is the appointment of a man, but the opposition groups want to take it as a gender issue or put “excuses”.
“He talks about the importance that President López Obrador gives to the Mexican foreign service. It is only a man who is in discussion, and well, I don’t know if it is a gender issue, pretexts or other absurd excuses (…) I think it is worth doing serious analysis, here they have said a lot of nonsense truth”, he accused.
However, after hearing several deputies from the National Action Party (PAN), the legislator declared that the president López Obrador is a man recognized by “the whole world”so before criticizing him, the opposition bloc “must wash its mouth.”
“President López Obrador is a man of principles, recognized and admired in the world, who is turning to recognize Latin America. A worthy man who really deserves respect, not like others who want to appoint the president. ¡Let them wash their mouths first if they want to talk about my president!”
At the end of the session, the National Regeneration legislator reminded her supporters of her statements on the podium, adding that those who need a “mouthwash” are the foolish and ignorant people that disqualify the foreign policy of the chief executive.
“First wash your mouth, especially the foolish and ignorant ones who disqualify foreign policy, when now Mexico is rescuing dignity and the foreign service has made our government shine”, he wrote on his official Twitter account.
It should be remembered that during the meeting of the Permanent Commission on August 3, the political parties National ActionInstitutional Revolutionary (PRI), of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), Citizen movement (MC) and the Plural Group voted against the appointment of Eduardo Villegas Megías.
And it is that according to what the legislators expressed in their participation, Villegas Megías does not have the necessary professional experience to be in front of an Embassy.
Emilio Alvarez Icazafrom the Plural Group, indicated that AMLO made a “mistake” when choosing the official, as he recalled that in the middle of a conflict, they removed the ambassador Norma Bertha Pensado Moreno, who was in the position for 16 years, to place a person “without a professional career”.
“I respect his professional career, but he does not have a diplomatic track record and it is a serious mistake. There is a relationship of non-understanding that is being played with Russia”, she stated.
While the parliamentary group of National Action indicated that Mexico has not expressed a clear position regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, therefore the person who takes the position must have experience in the Foreign Service.
“The appointment of the ambassador to Russia deserved a very deep analysis, objective and far from the vision of political parties. Knotted to that, the main conflict of the 21st century must be taken into account, the invasion of Ukrainian territory”, expressed, meanwhile, the tricolor group.