Senate gives governor to withdraw Maritere Brignoni appointment to Supreme Court by this afternoon

Delegation The new progressive party (PNP) in the Senate gave the governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez Garced, until 17:30 for the withdrawal of the appointment of Judge Maritere Brignoni as Associate Judge of the Supreme Court.

“If not, then we will vote for him by rejecting him.”said Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz as he took a turn during today’s special session.

At the moment, Brignoni has only eight of the 16 votes he has to confirm, these being those of senators Carmelo Ríos, Miguel Romero, William Villafañe, Migdalia Padilla, Luis Daniel Muñiz, Miguel Laureano, Carlos Rodríguez Mateo, Axel ” Chino ”Roque and Henry Neumann.

“The other members of the delegation are not in favor of this nomination, unless the minority colleagues want to vote for the confirmation of the lawyer Maritere Brignoni. While holding a position in the Court of Appeal, as an act of deference, with the same deference that the governor treated the Senate of Puerto Rico in his press conference on Sunday, we say publicly: until 5:30 p.m. to withdraw his appointment at 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on that appointment, rejecting it“It simply came to our notice then.

He assured that, during the sitting, each legislator voted “freely” for the appointment of Brignoni, announced yesterday, Sunday, by the governor together with that of the public accountant Kermit Lucena Zabala, whose appointment was previously unanimously rejected.

“We will grant the governor until 17:30, as an act of deference for the withdrawal of the appointment of Mrs. Maritere Brignoni as associate judge of the Supreme Court,” said the legislative leader on the decision of the penepé caucus.

It was known from the end of last week that Brignoni did not have the votes for his confirmation. Actually, The new day He learned that the first president was presented with three names – all women – to take the place that Anabelle Rodríguez leaves to the Supreme Court on December 24. However, Vázquez Garced chose to submit to Brignoni for the advice and consent of the Senate.

The names he had for examination were those of the judges of the Court of Appeal Ivelisse Domínguez Irizarry, Aida Nieves Figueroa and Grace Grana Martínez.