The fact that the legislators observe is that the diplomat’s tweet occurred at a time when the Assembly was discussing the issue to which Ronald Johnson referred
Representatives from ARENA, FMLN and PDC regretted that the United States Ambassador, Ronald Johnson, published a tweet addressed to President Nayib Bukele, at a time when the president questioned the Assembly for approving a reform to a legislative decree that Bukele described of “illegal, unconstitutional and impossible to comply”.
Johnson wrote in English to the president, but later corrected saying that he mistakenly sent the tweet thinking that he was sending it by private message to a friend in another conversation on Twitter and that his tweet was unfortunately taken out of context.
Johnson said in that tweet that was published just after Bukele’s comment against the Assembly the following: “Games my friend, All games.” However, Congresswoman Margarita Escobar, from ARENA He commented in this regard that what they can prove is the public, not the private.
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“I am not going to delve into whether it was public or private, the fact that I know is that it was public, at the time that this Assembly was deliberating and at the time when President Bukele said that he was going to veto it, in these three Such serious elements a public message of that nature was very inappropriate, I cannot verify the private, I can verify the public ”, said Escobar.
She said she was also “surprised” and regretted that if that is the perception that the United States ambassador has of the Assembly’s work, it should rather help them to “strengthen the rule of law.”
“If you can pronounce on the corruption that is sounding so loud, on the militarization of the Assembly, on the arbitrary detention of young people such as César Reyes (member of the Electoral Surveillance Board of ARENA), those are the issues that we appreciate that the international community can pronounce, but not such a questioning of a State Organ, “reflected Escobar.
He recalled that what the Assembly was approving yesterday were, in addition to the overdue Fodes for the mayoralties, the $ 50 million counterpart of Fomilenio II, “which the North American Congress is waiting for and which, in addition, represents the gratitude of El Salvador to the government of States United for their help ”.
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Deputy Rodolfo Parker, from the PDC, mentioned that what the Assembly did was repair what, in his opinion, Bukele has committed, which is not to consider the funds for Fomilenio II and veterans in the 2020 budget and retain the money from the mayoralties that by law must transfer them from the General Fund of the Nation.
“In addition to what corresponds to the Fomilenio departure that was not supplied by Bukele, the errors that he has made of omission, appropriation and eventually embezzlement, that is what the Assembly has sought to correct yesterday, that is not a game It’s a delicate thing, ”Parker weighed.
While deputy Yanci Urbina, of the FMLN, reiterated that the ambassador “exceeded” the functions inherent to his position as a diplomat.
However, Johnson explained on his Twitter account that he was surprised to learn “that there was a reaction to a comment that was clearly a mistake. I have constantly made it clear that I have the highest respect for the Legislative Assembly and the democratic institutions of El Salvador.