Bachelor party in Nazi uniform
Swastika photo of Melonis Secretary of State surfaced
A photo of a new Italian state secretary is doing the rounds: Galeazzo Bignami is wearing a swastika armband. He is ashamed of this recording, he says, but also points out that it is almost 20 years old.
Galeazzo Bignami from the ultra-right ruling party Fratelli d’Italia in a black shirt and a red swastika armband.
In Italy, an old photo of a designated state secretary of the new right-wing government with a swastika armband caused a stir.
The picture shows politician Galeazzo Bignami (47) from the ultra-right ruling party Fratelli d’Italia in a black shirt and red armband. The recording is said to have been taken during a bachelor party in 2005, as several media reported on Tuesday.
Bignami shows remorse
Fratelli boss and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (45) wants to make the 47-year-old State Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure led by Lega boss Matteo Salvini (49). The swearing-in ceremony for the state secretaries is scheduled for Wednesday.
According to reports from various media, the photo was already making the rounds in 2016. Bignami said on Monday he was ashamed of the admission. But it was absurd to publish almost 20-year-old private photos again, for which he had apologized several times. (SDA)