Andrzej Stankiewicz’s guests were: Marcin Kierwiński (Civic Coalition), Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk (Left Wing), Ryszard Czarnecki (Law and Justice), Marek Sawicki (Third Way) and Łukasz Rzepecki (Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland).
Elżbieta Witek’s candidacy for the Presidium of the Sejm aroused great emotions among politicians during the inaugural session of the Sejm, it was lost in the vote. The main reasons for Witek’s rejection were the famous reassessment of the vote after the words of Joanna Borowiak from PiS “We have to cancel it, because we will lose” or Marshal Witek’s reliance on legal opinions prepared three years before a specific vote.
Politicians tense in the studio. Marcin Kierwiński about Andrzej Duda’s “golden throne”.
Łukasz Rzepecki from the Chancellery of the President, defending the PiS MP, recalled the decisions of previous Speakers of the Sejm, who also decided on the resumption of votes.
Then Marcin Kierwiński expressed his opposition. – Minister, I have to explain one thing to you, after all, you were in parliament, there are reassumptions in parliament because, for example, the equipment does not work. MPs report this before the voting results are announced, said the PO MP.
“But then it worked,” Rzepecki interrupted.
“No,” replied Kierwiński.
– Yes, in 2010 and 2012 – the minister from the Chancellery of the President did not give up.
– NO. Here we are dealing with a situation where PiS conducted the vote, no one had any doubts that everyone could vote. Mrs. Witek looked at the result, looked at President Kaczyński’s face, the order was given and there was a resumption – explained Kierwiński.
Then Andrzej Stankiewicz had to discipline his guests who started shouting over each other.
– Stop defending a lost cause, because you represent the president and in this case, the president should react, not sit on his golden throne and not see how democracy is being violated – said the KO MP firmly.
– We’re ending the thread. It was three or four years ago and we have already discussed it thoroughly – the moderator intervened.
— This is not a golden throne, this is a place intended for the head of state and each president sits in a designated place in the plenary hall. In 2012, Marshal Ewa Kopacz misled the MPs and that is why a resumption was ordered, said Rzepecki.
Andrzej Stankiewicz finally interrupted the politicians’ statements and ended the thread with the words: – Ladies and gentlemen, I’m begging you, let’s not go back 11 years. Minister, this is not a justification, because neither in 2019 nor in 2021 did Elżbieta Witek use such arguments that refer to recollections from the times of the Platform.