Prime Minister Florin Citu manifested his disapproval towards the attitude that the co-chair of the Save Romania Union – Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS), Dan Barna, had, on Thursday, in Parliament, at the reading of the censure motion, when several MPs were aggressive towards Liberal Florin Roman, deputy speaker of the Chamber.
The head of the Executive reproached Barna that he could have intervened to stop the scandal in the parliamentary session, yet he did not do so.
“I was yesterday in the Parliament of Romania – the chair of the USR standing passively and watching how those maskless MPs were aggressive to a colleague of mine and were saying nothing, such attitudes cannot be tolerated and the chair of the USR, Dan Barna, yesterday [Friday], in the Romanian Parliament, had the opportunity to be the one to say, to end these events that we saw yesterday there. I thought that I was sitting at the table with a pro-European party, a party that does not support violence in any way in the Romanian Parliament. Unfortunately, it seems I was wrong. At the same time, I am sure that among USR members, among USR voters there are people who think and feel like us. There are people with pro-European visions, there are people who believe in democracy, there are people who do not believe that violence is a way by which to impose your point of view and those people I am sure are disappointed and feel disappointed by the decisions of these leaders – Dacian Ciolos and Dan Barna, to make an alliance that was very clear yesterday in the Romanian Parliament. Nobody can deny that the yesterday the actions in the Parliament of Romania, of those in AUR [Alliance for the Union of Romanians], were supported, and very clearly so, by the leadership that the USR has today. I appeal to all people in the USR, who still feel European and want democratic values, want democratic values, to disavow the actions of their leaders in the Romanian Parliament yesterday,” said Florin Citu, according to Agerpres.
The Prime Minister emphasized that, through their attitude, the USR PLUS leaders have legitimized AUR.
Florin Citu is on Friday in Iasi to present the motion through which he is running for PNL chair.