Indignation in Mexico after the government minister & # 39; presidential order & # 39; to call back the plane she had missed because she was late
- Josefa González-Blanco ordered Aeromexico to return an airplane to the gate at the airport in Mexico City after it was about to leave on Friday morning
- González-Blanco was late for a work-related flight to Mexicali and was allowed to board the plane with another male passenger who accompanied her
- In the midst of public opinion, González-Blanco resigned as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
- The former minister said she was the one who gave the order and not the office of the president
- Since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in December 2018, the left-wing leader has taken commercial aircraft
- The 787 Dreamliner presidential plane, worth nearly $ 300 million, is being sold and is currently in a hangar in California.
A Mexican government minister resigned from her post after it appeared. She ordered a plane back to the gate so that she could board the plane after being late for the flight.
Josefa González-Blanco had just missed her work-related flight to Mexicali last Friday morning when she took the stunning & # 39; presidential assignment & # 39; issued to Aeromexico staff at Mexico City airport.
To the great dismay of passengers who had boarded on time and were about to depart, the captain taxed the plane back to the gate so that the minister for environment and natural resources could board.
A late Josefa González-Blanco ordered Aeromexico to return a plane to the gate at an airport in Mexico City
Josefa González-Blanco (right) stepped down from the Cabinet of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Minister for Environment and Natural Resources after she said it was her decision to postpone the departure of an aircraft after being late at the airport had arrived in Mexico City for her work-related journey
The slow González-Blanco and another male passenger who accompanied her on the trip boarded Flight AM 198, which would depart at 9:30 am local time and finally depart at 10:08 am.
On Saturday morning, she resigned as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources amid public repercussions, including passengers on the same flight.
González-Blanco emphasized a number of tweets that were canceled Tuesday morning and that it was only her decision and not an edict that came down from the office of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which forced the plane to return before the scheduled departure time.
& # 39; There was no presidential assignment to postpone the plane's departure & # 39 ;, she wrote on the social media platform.
& # 39; I'm the one responsible for what happened. The Presidency has never intervened. & # 39;
González-Blanco also stood up for its abuse of power in a country plagued by corruption at all levels of government, including law enforcement agencies and legal departments.
& # 39; True change requires that no one has privileges and that the benefit of someone, whether it is to perform their functions, is not above the welfare of the majority, & # 39; González-Blanco.
Josefa González-Blanco is the second minister of the cabinet of President López Obrador to stop since last Tuesday
The embarrassed ex-minister also tweeted: & # 39; The transformation of Mexico begins with personal conviction and the congruence of our actions. That is why I have submitted my resignation to President López Obrador. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Mexico and will continue to do so from other trenches. & # 39;
Since López Obrador took office in December, the left-wing leader has taken commercial flights after promising to sell his predecessor's luxury 787 Dreamliner presidential plane.
The plane is worth nearly $ 300 million and is currently in a California hangar.
González-Blanco is the second minister who left the office of the Mexican president in a week.
Germán Martínez, head of the social security institute in Mexico, left his post on Tuesday about differences with austerity measures and layoffs imposed by the finance minister of López Obrador, who according to him damaged health care for the poor.
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has vowed to sell the presidential aircraft worth nearly $ 300 million
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