Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Thursday accused political rivals of giving up Christian rights and said they “lost their mind” when he visited Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi to seek “consensus” over the next president.
“Without making a concession over representation, we have said that we might cede it to a person on whom we can agree to prevent (presidential) vacuum,” Bassil said in a video he posted on Twitter.
“Our crime is that we visited the patriarch, because through his position he can work on this consensus,” he added.
Slamming rivals as “devils,” he accused them of giving up Christian “rights.”
“We will not give up the rights. We are the guardians of the rights, the republic and the presidency to whomever it may go,” Bassil went on to say.