Diosdado Cabello accused the United States government of being “noisiness” and of “protecting” escapees from Venezuelan justice, when responding to the statements of John Kirby, one of the White House spokesmen, about the complacency of that country in the investigations that Nicolás Maduro has undertaken for corruption
The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, asserted on the night of this March 22 that in the anti-corruption operation, which has been taking place in the country since Friday the 17th, “businessmen, businessmen, friends and figureheads” of the high officials who have already been arrested.
during your program “With the mallet giving”broadcast by the state channel Venezuelan TelevisionCabello said that “businessmen, friends, front men fall here” in reference to the arrests that have occurred in recent days, and that they added up to 19 until the afternoon of March 21, as reported by the president of the 2020 National Assembly.
He stated that these people were assigned “works and increased the budget eight times.”
The PSUV leader launched a veiled threat against opponents and said that his attention was drawn to “the shortage” of escorts in Las Mercedes, an area of the Baruta municipality (Miranda state) considered an economic bubble due to new constructions and companies. “Do not think that we are sucking cock (…) Nobody is going to believe that here we are going to act only against Chavismo, that here we are only going to act against the structures of the Government, those who have stolen the money of the Venezuelan people, already they will see».
Regarding the work of the National Police Against Corruption, the leader said: Have you heard her? No? Some are feeling it in their present body (…) A tun tun operation with Sebin ».
Although without mentioning his name, Diosdado Cabello also referred to the arrest of Daniel Pietro, who would be linked to deputy Hugbel Roa, whose parliamentary immunity was lifted on Tuesday.
“One of the detainees notified him, and he tried to escape but was captured and is already here in Venezuela (…) There are already a number of people arrested, people declaring how they robbed the people of Venezuela,” said the pro-government leader.
#Tablazo Hugbel Roa’s main business manager has been in the custody of the anti-corruption police since yesterday morning, when the Dominican migration authority “inadmitted” him. It is Daniel Prieto Prieto, who fled on VIE 17 when an anti-corruption operation began. pic.twitter.com/uGoIoEdiPb
— The Table (@latablablog) March 22, 2023
Cabello reiterated that this anti-corruption operation “is painful” for the ruling party “because a lot of people have stayed along the way,” but he also said that Chavismo “is not on the defensive” when it comes to receiving and processing corruption complaints. of officials within their own ranks.
Regarding the opposition’s accusations, the parliamentarian said that “they have no morals, neither the old nor the new (…) None have morals to talk about corruption, they are a society of accomplices who not only practiced it, but cultivated it” .
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In addition, Diosdado Cabello accused the United States Government of being “entrepitos” and of “protecting” escapees from Venezuelan justice, when responding to the John Kirby’s statementsone of the White House spokesmen, about the complacency of that country in the investigations that Nicolás Maduro has undertaken for corruption.
The PSUV leader identified former Governor Rafael Isea, banker Eligio Cedeño, former Oil Minister Rafel Ramírez, as well as Clíver Alcalá and Cristhopher Figuera, former director of Sebin, as part of the US “protected”.
«They take the corrupt and take them to protect them. Do not meddle in what does not matter to you, gentlemen of the United States. This is the national government, under the command of President Nicolás Maduro, that initiated this investigation. We do this for us, not for you who have the largest washing machine in the world, and not exactly clothes, “he said.
He also included in his accusations the journalist and leader of Voluntad Popular, Roland Carreño, whom he accused of allegedly stealing money that would be destined for child operations. “But there will be justice, you will see that soon there will be justice.”
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