Only physical violence against me will prevent me from taking part in the votes that will take place in the Sejm on Wednesday, said Mariusz Kamiński in a radio interview. At the same time, he stated that he accepted that “the lawlessness that is beginning to prevail in our country will lead to a situation where I may be in prison within a few days.”
PiS politicians Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik were sentenced to prison by a final judgment at the end of December. Both do not accept this verdict and claim they are innocent. They refer to the president’s pardon, which was granted in 2015, after an invalid verdict sentencing them to prison.
Marshal of the Sejm Szymon Hołownia issued decisions regarding the expiry of the parliamentary mandates of Kamiński and Wąsik.
Kamiński: I won’t fight with anyone
On Monday, in an interview on RMF FM, Mariusz Kamiński was asked whether he would appear at the next session of the Sejm, which starts on Wednesday.
– Of course, I’m still an MP. This is my duty to the voters. I received it last time elections 44 thousand votes. In my constituency I achieved the best result among all candidates, he said.
– I accept that the lawlessness that is beginning to prevail in our country will lead to a situation where I may be in prison within a few days. Yes, I am ready to act in any conditions, but it is my duty to be there and only physical violence against me will prevent me from taking part in the votes that will take place in the Sejm on Wednesday, Kamiński said.
When asked what he would do if the Marshal’s Guard prevented him from entering the plenary hall, Kamiński replied that he would say that he was an MP and was performing his duties. – I will not fight with anyone, but at the same time I accept that physical violence may be used against me – he added.
The case of Kamiński and Wąsik
Former head of the CBA and former Minister of Internal Affairs Mariusz Kamiński and his former deputy Maciej Wąsik They were sentenced on December 20, 2023, by a final verdict, to two years in prison in connection with the so-called land scandal.
Last week, on Wednesday, the Chamber of Labor and Social Insurance of the Supreme Court received appeals from Maciej Wąsik and Mariusz Kamiński against the Marshal’s decision to terminate their mandates, forwarded by the Speaker of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia. A day later, on Thursday morning, regarding Wąsik’s dismissal, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court made a decision to transfer the case to the Chamber of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs of the Supreme Court. Then – on the same day, in the early afternoon – it was reported that the Extraordinary Control Chamber of the Supreme Court had repealed the decision of the Speaker of the Sejm to terminate the mandate of MP Maciej Wąsik. On Friday, it was reported that the same chamber had repealed the decision of the Speaker of the Sejm regarding the expiry of the mandate of MP Mariusz Kamiński.
President Andrzej Duda in a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm, he previously indicated that as a result of the application of the law of pardon in 2015 to Kamiński and Wąsik, who were then illegally convicted by the court of first instance, there were no grounds for expiring their mandates.
The head of the President’s Cabinet, Marcin Mastalerek, asked on Monday morning on TVN24, in “Piasecki’s Rozmowa” whether President Duda would perform a second act of mercy towards Kamiński and Wąsik, said that in his opinion “the president has already done everything that the constitution allows, i.e. he pardoned them.” . – If you are asking whether he will do it a second time, the president has repeatedly said that no, he will not pardon a second time, because he has already pardoned him – he added.
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