Ábalos' challenge tests Sánchez's authority. The Valencian politician has opted for defiance and revenge.

He presents himself as the victim of a socialist leader who turns his back on those who helped him. Marisa Cruz Madrid: He has chosen to listen to those who "appreciate" him and encourage him to "continue in the fight, not to give up" and to defend his honor. The deputy emphasizes that he is not being investigated and that he has not had any illicit enrichment.