Mananatili ang suporta ni dating Pangulo at Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sa administrasyong Marcos Jr., at sa liderato ni Speaker Martin Romualdez.
Ito ay kahit pa inalis siya bilang Deputy Speaker.
Sa statement na inilabas ni CGMA, sinabi nito na isa umano sa mga dahilan ng kaniyang pagkakatanggal ay ang hindi paglagda sa House Resolution 1414.
Ngunit hindi aniya ito malalagdaan dahil nasa labas siya ng bansa.
“Some people told me that I was stripped of the “deputy speaker” title because I did not sign House Resolution No. 1414 that expresses support for the leadership of Speaker Martin Romualdez. I was abroad when the resolution was signed, so I was unable to sign it. In any case, that resolution does not contain anything new for me, because I have always supported his leadership as Speaker.”, paliwanag ni Rep. Arroyo.
Muli ring inihayag ng Pampanga solon na wala siyang plano na patalsikin sa pwesto bilang Speaker si Romualdez lalo at wala na siyang balak maging Speaker.
“From the time that I learned that President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s preference for Speaker was, and is, then Congressman Martin Romualdez, I took the position that I will support him as Speaker. I had advised the President of this in writing. Second, I have never taken or supported any action to remove Speaker Romualdez from his position. In fact, I have publicly stated that I have given up any plans to aspire for the Speakership again, in this and any future Congress that I would have the honor to be a part of.” sabi pa ng dating Pangulo
Batid ni Arroyo na may intriga talaga sa politika na karamihan ay maliit na bagay lang.
At kung napaniwala umano ng ilan si Speaker Romualdez dito ay wala siyang magagawa.
Umaasa na lamang ang mambabatas na mag-move on na sa isyu dahil mas maraming hamon sa bansa na kailangan pagtuunan ng pansin.
“There is always intrigue in politics, often petty. If some intriguers were able to convince Speaker Romualdez of the falsehood that I do not support his leadership in the House, then there is nothing I can do. But even as an ordinary congressman, I will remain true to my word to President Marcos, Jr.–I will continue to support his preferred man for House Speaker, and that is Speaker Martin Romualdez.” diin ni Arroyo. | ulat ni Kathleen Jean Forbes