The government adviser to President Lenín Moreno, Santiago Cuesta, said during an interview with journalist Andersson Boscan, for La Posta, that Ana Galarza “does not know a thing” of economy, in reference to insurance issues and also avoided to call her assemblywoman to call her, in sarcastic tone, “housewife”.
“Mrs. Galarza is not an economist. The housewife Galarza that I know, surely does not know a thing, “said Cuesta.
After being confronted by Boscán so that he avoids saying “personal insults,” and referring to Galarza as an assemblywoman, he said: “What is the insult that I said? I am the lawyer Santiago Cuesta, you can call me Mr. Santiago Cuesta; the old Santiago Cuesta, saying housewife is not offensive, “he justified.
In response to Cuesta’s statements, Galarza said: “I am a housewife, psychologist, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and now an Assemblywoman, with much honor. And I know all the things that have been getting into Ecuador to steal the money of ALL Ecuadorians and are now commanded by this ‘Mr’ Santiago Cuesta. “
Users on social networks rejected the way Cuesta referred to Galarza.
In addition, the leader of CREO, Guillermo Lasso, showed his support and solidarity with Galarza “who fulfills a great audit work in the National Assembly”.
Assemblyman Héctor Yépez also referred to Cuesta’s statements and said through his Twitter: “When Jorge Glas called my partners “hysterical “in the Assembly, I said they were HISTORICAL. Now that Santiago Cuesta calls Ana Galarza “housewife”, I tell her that any MOTHER in Ecuador knows more about economics than those who have destroyed 160,000 jobs in a single year. “(I)