PNL Chairman, Ludovic Orban, has condemned the ‘insane’ attacks by PSD against President Klaus Iohannis, arguing that the ones guilty for the violence on August 10 are the PSD and ALDE. The statements were made in the context of the PSD steps to set up a parliamentary investigation committee on the statements made by the head of state about the Gendarmerie actions.
“We firmly condemn the insane and unjustified attacks by PSD against President Klaus Iohannis. The guilt for what happened during the protests against the PSD governing belongs exclusively to PSD and ALDE. The round of lies against the Romanian President reveals that PSD lives in a parallel reality and they do not have the capability to assume the brutal way they’ve behaved with the Romanian citizens. Turning President Klaus Iohannis into a target is a disinformation operation, an endeavour completely without basis in the actual events, because President Iohannis did nothing more than to take public position in relation to the Gendarmerie, without any intention in the relation with the protesters. I don’t believe he should be brought along in the activity to investigate the gendarmes,” PNL chairman said at the end of the party Executive Committee on Monday.
On Sunday, Defence Minister and PSD Senator, Mihai Fifor, wrote on Facebook that a parliamentary investigation committee has to be set up right away on the violence on August 10, to give answers to the question “Who could take advantage of the violent toppling of the government?”
He said that „an incredibly well scenario has been planned’ on August 10 to topple the Government through violence.
On Saturday, PSD MEPs leader, Dan Nica, said such a committee is needed following the statements made by President Klaus Iohannis about the Gendarmerie actions on August 10, as they “reveal the obvious wish to furthermore stimulate the violence.”
In a press conference about a week ago, President Iohannis argued that “extremely thin and poorly explained public explanations by the Interior Minister had not convinced anyone, the same goes for the Gendarmerie’s explanations.”