“They come with these crumbs and here we have the irreverence and indignity of receiving their crumbs even though we know they owe us the vaccines” said Senator Rojas Gómez
EL NUEVO DIARIO, SANTO DOMINGO.- The senator for the Mirabal Sisters province, Bautista Rojas Gómez, attacked the United States Government on Tuesday for donating three mobile hospitals to the Dominican Republic while failing to deliver the vaccines that were already bought and paid for.
In the opinion of the Senator of the People’s Force, the donation of the mobile hospitals constitutes “a crumb and a poor gift” for the Dominican people and he criticized the Dominican Government as “unworthy” for receiving these donations from North American hands.
“They come with these crumbs and here we have the irreverence and indignity to receive their crumbs even when we know they owe us the vaccines,” the legislator complained and suggested that, instead of receiving donations, the Executive Power should demand urgent delivery of the negotiated vaccines.
With these expressions, the congressman refers to the contracts signed between the country and the United States where more than nine million doses of covid-19 vaccines were purchased and paid for that have not yet arrived in the country and for which the North American country cannot have any consequence for fakta of delivery, according to the agreed agreement.
By taking a turn during the regular session on Tuesday, Rojas Gómez continued to fire at the United States for committing to technical and financial assistance to the Dominican Republic in its work to make citizen security more efficient.
In the legislator’s opinion, such action by the North American nation constitutes “a violation” of national sovereignty because, as he argued, the Dominican Government already has a plan and a commission ready to optimize the security of the citizenry.
“The thing about the hospitals was on April 23 and five days later they come up with this support. I believe that we cannot allow such interference. We have to respect more the dignity of this people “, exclaimed the congressional representative.
The senator ended by saying that “dignity never dies” and strongly criticizing the actions of the US government in support of the actions initiated in Dominican territory.