The deputy of the National Assembly, Delsa Solórzano, denounced on Wednesday new attempts by Maduro’s dictatorship to bribe parliamentarians through Operation Scorpion executed by the Psuv-Clap faction.
Solórzano said that the denunciation seeks to make the international community and the Venezuelan population aware of the regime’s maneuvers to dismantle and take away the legitimacy of the national parliament led by Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó.
“The fact of knowing that in Venezuela, unfortunately, there are no autonomous institutions, nor legitimate ones except the National Assembly, recognized by the democratic world. The fact that Venezuela does not have rule of law, a judicial authority to which to turn, obliges us to publicly denounce by this means, what is happening, to subsequently elevate the information to the corresponding international instances,” indicated the parliamentarian.
In this sense, Congresswoman Solórzano assured that “members of the Clap faction are contacting different regional leaders to blackmail them and thus manage with their alliance to give the party’s card to the Scorpion.”
“During their attempt to buy leaders of the various regional fractions, they have been told that they have the party ready before the NEC and that they only need to put the names of the party authorities. They want to persuade them to take the cards and the colors of the parties and thus give the party (voting) card to the Scorpion,” the parliamentarian said.
Operation Scorpion went first for Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, now they want to go against Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNETE), Acción Democrática, Encuentro Ciudadano. “Gentlemen, the parties are not colors or acronyms, they are brave men and women who every day raise their voices to recover democracy and freedom in Venezuela,” she said.
“We have irrefutable evidence. We have photos, videos and recordings that support the complaint, evidence that we will not present to safeguard the lives of our people,” he added.
Finally, the leader of Encuentro Ciudadano, reported that such evidence will be consigned to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to request special protection measures for our leaders who have been contacted and threatened by members of Operation Scorpion.