PiS leader Kaczyński reprimanded by ethics committee for attacking LGBTQ+ people
The Sejm Deputies' Ethics Committee on Wednesday (September 28) reprimanded PiS chairman Jarosław Kaczyński for his derogatory comments on LGBTQ+ people he had made this summer.
"Some may not agree with us, some people with left-wing views think that anyone one of us may suddenly say that until half past five I was a man, but now I'm a woman. As the left-wing thinks that's how it should be," he said in Włocławek.
"It's allowed to hold such weird views, but I would get it checked," he added.
"Please imagine that one of you gentlemen sitting here comes to work one day and says: 'Dear all, I'm no longer Władysław, my name is Zosia'. And according to what the West recommends, everyone should get along with this or otherwise someone will feel offended. And why am I Zosia? Well... maybe I'll be Władysław again tomorrows, but today I'm Zosia," Kaczyński said the following day in Grudziądz.
"We must defend ourself against madness, we must defend family as consisting of a woman, a man, and of course children, if God permits," he added.
"A disgrace for a ruling party leader to display such scandalous behaviour"
Left-wing MPs Katarzyna Kotula and Anita Kucharska-Dziedzic filed a complaint regarding PiS leader's comments.
Chairperson of the Deputies' Ethics Committee Monika Falej informed on Wednesday (September 28) that Jarosław Kaczyński had been reprimanded for his "disgraceful mocking of transgender people".
She added that, through his behaviour, Kaczyński had "tarnished the good name of the Sejm". "It's a disgrace for a ruling party leader to display such scandalous behaviour and mock Polish men and women," Falej said.
TVN24 reporter Maja Wójcikowska said Kaczyński had not showed at Wednesday's session of the ethics committee, despite being ordered to do so twice.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, TVN24, PAP