Grzegorz Braun, a member of the Confederation, asked the Marshal of the Sejm to amend the transcript of the Sejm session where he shouted “you will be hanging” to the minister of health. Braun also wants to correct its asset declarations. – If I made a mistake in assuming that I should only inform about the sources of income unknown to the Sejm Chancellery, please consider it a mistake – he wrote to Elżbieta Witek.
On Wednesday, “Rzeczpospolita” wrote that Braun frequently does not enter part of its income in its property declarations. According to Rzeczpospolita’s statements, the MP has no real estate, no cars, but only a few thousand savings and earns around PLN 100,000 each year from copyrights, contracts and royalties, as well as from advertising on YouTube. He shows neither the diet nor the salary. The daily indicates that, in accordance with the act on the performance of the mandate of a deputy and senator, for concealing the truth in a declaration of assets, there is a risk of up to three years in prison.
Grzegorz Braun corrects his asset declarations
On Wednesday, Braun posted photos of the letter on Twitter, which he sent to the Speaker of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek. It concerns: reporting the benefits of public fundraising for “Support for Grzegorz Braun’s activities”, correction of property declarations submitted in 2020-2021 and a motion to correct the minutes of the 37th session of the Sejm, in the part concerning, inter alia, a fragment of the deputy’s speech to the minister of health, Adam Niedzielski.
The deputy explained in the letter where the errors in his financial declarations came from. “If I really made a mistake, assuming that in this section I should only inform about ‘other’ sources of income unknown to the Chancellery of the Sejm (and not about well-known sources, such as the so-called parliamentary allowance or parliamentary salary, which, if at all, are paid to me after all, this is precisely at the request of Mrs. Marshal, whose feedback about this fact must seem either completely redundant or slightly absurd) – then please consider it an obvious mistake, not dictated by any harmful calculation “- he wrote.
Braun wants changes to the meeting transcript
Finally, the deputy asked the Marshal of the Sejm to “note and enforce” the supplement in the transcript of the session of the Sejm on September 16, during which he participated in the debate after the speech of the Minister of Health. Confederation MP, after his speaking time had expired and the microphone was turned off, shouted towards Niedzielski, who was sitting on government benches: “You’ll be hanging!“.
Braun pointed out in a letter to the Marshal of the Sejm that the transcript stated: “You will be hung like …”, and it should be: “You will be hung when Poland comes back, you will be hung”.
Braun’s statement to the minister of health was dealt with on the same day in the evening by the Presidium of the Sejm, which reduced the salary of a Confederation MP by half for six months and took his diet for the same period, which is the maximum financial penalty for this type of offense. Notification to the prosecutor’s office regarding Braun’s statements was sent by the Marshal of the Sejm and Niedzielski himself. An investigation into this matter was initiated by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw. This is an article of the Criminal Code that deals with making threats.
Main photo source: Radek Pietruszka / PAP