May 18, 2013
Moreno gives practical advice to anti-gov't 'pot-bangers'
The highly controversial Domestic Trade Secretary Gullermo Moreno brought up big guns in response to last night’s pot-banging demonstrations staged in front of his house. Thus, in a rush of rage the official showed no mercy with protesters and sent them to “grab all pots and shove them up their asses.”
The shocking words came out during an meeting Moreno attended at a CGT’s Labor Confederation branch in Northern Greater Buenos Aires district of Vicente López last night and while demonstrators were protesting against him over his outspoken comments and mistreating behavior in front of his house located in the Buenos Aires City neighborhood of Monserrat.
Moreno came on stage and explained: “Here’s my wife who hardly ever come with me to any event, but today I asked her to come because as they say there must be a group of people staging a pot-bashing protest right now in front of my house.”
Furthermore, the official continued: “So I say to those who are currently banging pots in my house that they can take them all and shove them up their asses”, to then witness how the auditorium broke into a massive applaud.
Protesters, who gathered up under the slogan “We are against Moreno’s bullying, mistreatment and violence against women and citizens of Argentina”, were also voicing chants over the charges of threats and mistreatment Moreno faces after customs agent Adriana Paula de Conto brought a lawsuit against the official for “abuse of authority, violence and threats.”
De Conto told reporters she has “Moreno’s phone calls” as evidence and witnesses, who also took part in the meeting when she was allegedly insulted. The customs agent said she received an intimidating call during which Moreno yelled at her and told her she worked for a “front company.” But according to the complainant the Brazilian company she works for as a customs agent is large in Brazil and has operated in Argentina for at least 11 years.
In another opportunity, De Conto attended a meeting held in Moreno’s office with three other women and the Kirchnerite official also is accused of shouting abuse at them. She then filed a complaint at the Attorney Office headed by prosecutor Carlos Stornelli.
Moreno, one of the most outspoken members of the Kirchnerite Cabinet, has also been accused of “mistreating and forcibly removing” Sandra González, head of the Adecua Argentine consumer protection association, from a meeting last week, which sparked opposition leaders to call for his dismissal.
The investigation, filed under number 10.142/12, was first assigned to Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide and Federal Prosecutor Patricio Evers, but the former announced yesterday that he would not be presiding over the Moreno case after a pot-banging demonstration was staged in front of his house on Rodríguez Peña street, at the intersection with Posadas street in Recoleta, Buenos Aires City.
“The case is no longer mine. I stepped down due to the moral violence and to ensure a fair trial,” Oyarbide told reporters on leaving his house.