This is a shameful act of anti-Semitism – said Senator Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka (Civic Coalition) in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 about the scandal with Grzegorz Braun in the Sejm. The Confederate MP grabbed a fire extinguisher in the Sejm hall and extinguished the Hanukkah candles. Deputy Speaker of the Senate Michał Kamiński (PSL-Trzecia Droga) said that “it is shocking”. – And today it is shameful that Law and Justice is trying to blame Marshal Hołownia for this incident. This is another accent of political rudeness, he said.
On Tuesday, Confederation MP Grzegorz Braun used a powder fire extinguisher to extinguish Hanukkah candles lit in the Sejm. Then he appeared at the Sejm podium. After this event, the Marshal of the Sejm excluded him from the proceedings and announced that he would submit an application to the prosecutor’s office for disturbing a religious rite. Later, Szymon Hołownia announced that the Presidium of the Sejm punished MP Braun with deprivation of half of his salary for three months and the entire allowance for six months.
Kamiński on Braun’s behavior: it’s shocking
The incident was commented on in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 by senator Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka (Civic Coalition) and deputy speaker of the Senate Michał Kamiński (PSL-Trzecia Droga).
Kamiński said that he did not even recall “overtly anti-Semitic statements from the parliamentary tribune” in the Polish Sejm.
– Perhaps there were, but I don’t remember such statements, let alone the physical act of anti-Semitic violence that took place today in the Polish Sejm – he added.
He said “it’s shocking”. – And today it is shameful that Law and Justice tries to blame Marshal Hołownia for this incident. This is another accent of political rudeness, he said.
Morawska-Stanecka: a shameful act of anti-Semitism
Morawska-Stanecka said that “it is a shameful act of anti-Semitism.”
She also said it was “shameful that Law and Justice is using this situation, which everyone condemned, to divide again, to blame the Speaker of the Sejm for what happened.”
– What, the Marshal of the Sejm is supposed to follow MP Braun? How does anyone imagine this? – she added.
Kamiński said that “it is shameful that Law and Justice does not realize its guilt.” – Because who in Poland opened the door to rudeness in politics? Do you have to look far to reach yesterday’s rude prank? Jarosław Kaczyński from the parliamentary rostrum, his previous shouts that Poles are of better and worse sorts, the adoption of the essentially anti-Semitic bill on Institute of National Remembrance and so on. Ziobro’s prosecutor’s office, which did not find anti-Semitic acts in various de facto anti-Semitic speeches. And they do not realize that they have opened the way to far-right rhetoric in Poland, for far-right figures, he said.
– So today, let them not beat other people’s breasts, because they should beat their own breasts, because they have denied the legacy with their politics. Lech Kaczyński – added.
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