June 19, 2013
CFK scolds Cabinet officials: 'You should only fear God and me'
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner publicly voiced her discontent towards some of her cabinet members after a court order interrupted a series of public works in the Buenos Aires province. She also used her televised speech to scold governors and business leaders.
“Judges are judges, not gods. No government official should ever be afraid of excuse themselves. They should come to me and let me know if they feel something or someone is not doing things right so they will allow me to evaluate whether it’s important or not. Whether we can solve it or not. I never liked when other people made decisions for me,” she stated.
In a lengthy speech, the President discussed the delayed Acumar works, which are expected to clean up the Riachuelo, over a court order by judge Luis Antonio Armella.
She also announced a series of works in order to avoid new floods in the interior of the Buenos Aires province so “they don’t have to experience again what happened last month.”