Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz hung up a fourth zero on the scoreboard of the government of Nicolás Maduro with her request to the electoral chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on Thursday, in addition to the fact that the speech she delivered must have resonated with all chavistas
Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz is on her way to hang up nine zeros on the scoreboard of the government of Nicolás Maduro. The first was a statement late in March claiming that the rulings of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) had broken the constitutional thread. The second was the precision on the causes of the death of 20-year-old Juan Pernalete during a protest on April 26 in eastern Caracas, where she also denounced the flagrant violations of human rights by the National Armed Forces through its National Guard arm.
The third zero was a request for clarification to the TSJ of her "ruling 378" and that if the country’s highest court could tell her that Venezuela had gone from a participatory democracy, which has been trumpeted all these years by chavismo, to a representative democracy heavily criticized by this same political movement. She recalled that sovereignty resides in the people as stated in article 5 of the Constitution, and criticized that citizens won’t be consulted on wanting a new Constitution, which in her opinion is a violation of human rights. The TSJ "judges" rejected her request without rhyme or reason. They were simply "struck out" by her.
As of Thursday, this was the fourth zero that Ortega Díaz hung on the Maduro government. She requested the suspension of the convening of the National Constituent Assembly, since everything related with this process is unconstitutional. This cannot be convened by the people of chavismo and the electoral bases proposed by Maduro are totally biased to produce a result favorable to the Government.
As if that were not enough, her reminder to every citizen of their obligation to restore the rule of the Constitution when it has been violated was a real 90 mph fastball. As a result, officials of the maduro-cabellismo government are pissed off as hell at Ortega Díaz as never before. We shall soon see them say that Ortega Díaz is promoting an insurrection that will put an end to the constitutional government of Maduro.
The Attorney General filed an application for amparo against the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday to defend the sovereignty of the people, the Constitution, and the participatory and protagonist democracy. She delivered a speech that must have resonated with all chavistas. Maduro and his people couldn’t hit this unstoppable fastball by Ortega Díaz. To top it all, she asked each of the citizens to become a part of her request to the TSJ. The answer given by the Government on Friday, by placing tanks around the TSJ in Caracas, proves that the Attorney General just hung up another zero on its scoreboard.