The legislators of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) will not attend this afternoon to the first message of state situation and budget of the governor Wanda Vázquez Garced at the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center, in Santurce .
This was confirmed by the spokesman for the community in the House of Representatives, Rafael "Tatito" Hernández who called the message "political rally".
"We are not going to go, That was a decision that was made last Monday in a meeting with both caucuses (Chamber and Senate) together with the president of the Popular Party (Aníbal José Torrea) because we are not going to lend ourselves to participate in a political meeting of the PNP "he maintained in a radio interview (NotiUno 630 AM).
Questioned about whether the representatives would go to the message in case the cameral president Carlos "Johnny" Méndez summons a total commission of the representatives, Hernández said that he did not . However, popular legislators will follow the appearance of Vázquez Garced from Chamber Hearings 3 on Capitol Hill.
It remains to be seen whether the representatives and senators of the New Progressive Party (PNP) will attend the event, as in the House several legislators have questioned the way in which the message was conveyed . For example, the representative Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló said yesterday that the governor did not have permission to move the Capitol message.
Despite his expressions, Méndez sent a letter to Wanda Vázquez Garced stating that he is granted authorization to carry out the message outside the Capitol due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The message is expected to start at 5:00 pm and to focus on the areas of health, education and economic development, according to La Fortaleza.