Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digitization Krzysztof Gawkowski in an interview with Wirtualna Polska criticized President Andrzej Duda’s decision to refer the budget bill to the Constitutional Tribunal. However, when commenting on the movement of the head of state, he confused biblical figures. – By signing and sending the bill to the Constitutional Tribunal, the President is like Judas – he washes his hands so that Julia Przyłębska will finally decide whether the budget is good or not – said Gawkowski.
President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday signed the budget act for 2024, and at the same time decided to refer it to the Constitutional Tribunal as a post-control procedure. “The budget was signed and that was it. The rest doesn’t matter. The money will go to the people, nothing will stop it” – commented on the same day by Prime Minister Donald Tusk in a post on the X platform (formerly Twitter).
Deputy Prime Minister on “Judas” and “washing hands”
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Affairs also commented on the president’s decision Krzysztof Gawkowski. In an interview with Wirtualna Polska, he stated that “the president’s move proves that the right wing is lost.” – It’s clearly visible that it’s a camp PIS he is lost. The president is trying to help them, but in fact he is deepening the legal crisis and chaos in Poland, said the deputy prime minister. – Poles may feel disappointed because the president deprives them of a chance for a better tomorrow. By signing and sending the bill to the Constitutional Tribunal, the President is like Judas – he washes his hands of it Julia Przyłębska ultimately decided whether the budget was good or not – added Gawkowski.
Krzysztof Gawkowski confused Judas with Pilate
The deputy prime minister confused Judas with Pilate. According to the Gospel of St. Matthew, after confirming the sentence on Jesus, Pontius Pilate washed his hands before the crowd that demanded his crucifixion. “Pilate, seeing that he was achieving nothing and that the anger was growing, took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying: ‘I am not guilty of the blood of this Just One. It is yours’,” we read in the 27th chapter of the Gospel. Hence the saying: wash your hands.
Judas, in turn, is one of the apostles who betrayed Jesus. “Then one of the Twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What do you want to give me, and I will hand him over to you?’ And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. From then on he looked for an opportunity to betray him,” says the Millennium Bible.
Wirtualna Polska, tvn24.pl
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